Memorie.al/ publishes some archival documents issued by the institution of the Authority for Information of Former State Security Files, where is the voluminous file (forms, investigative and judicial), of Myrteza Bajraktari originating from Gostivar, who after finishing school high school in the city of Tetovo, in 1952, began his higher studies at the University of Skopje, in the branch of Philosophy, where in addition to teaching he was employed as a journalist in the newspaper “Flaka e Vllaznimit” published in Skopje, from where he was fired soon after, he published an article where he was openly against the displacement of Yugoslav Albanians to Turkey and as a result, he was appointed as a teacher in the 7-year school “Shaban Zeneli” in Kumanovo. Myrtezai was arrested by the UDB in 1952, after he was part of a secret organization called the ‘Albanian National-Democratic Organization’, and he was sentenced to seven years in political prison, which he served in the Nis prison and Idrizovo. Escape from Yugoslavia and coming to Albania, where after staying for some time in the internment camp in Seman of Fier, he was given the right to high school, graduating from the University of Tirana in Language and Literature, but after refusing the appointment in the city of Berat, in 1971, he was arrested and sentenced to seven years in political prison, on charges of “agitation and propaganda”. Release from prison and leaving without work until the collapse of the communist regime and his appointment as Consul General of Albania in Switzerland, until 1993, and then his election as Honorary President of the Albanian League in the World, for the countries of Benelux, where he worked for the cause of Kosovo, until he passed away on December 11, 2020. The entire complete file of Myrteza Bajraktari, with the names of officials and officers of the State Security, the nicknames of collaborators, “colleagues” and The “compatriots” who followed and monitored him, the provocateurs in the investigation cells, the witnesses who appeared in court, the letters sent to Enver Hoxha and the high official instances where he demanded his innocence, etc., etc., are published for the first time by Memorie .al
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The document with the letter of 1966, sent to Myrteza Bajraktari from Istanbul, by a relative of his and the tasks set by the State Security Operational Officer, Haxhi Dashi, regarding the persons mentioned there
I loved Myrteza.
Since July we are in Istanbul, I Shpendi and Manurrja, while Sami was left with the oboe in Gostivar. We had a very good month here and in August we left for Skopje. Shortly before we were with Menusre at Shahin-aunt we were told that they had received a letter from Mehdi and Nasir from Skopje, because Nasir is going to Skopje for a week and from there he will continue to Germany for a few days.
Xhemali also came to Skopje, so we have to go back to see him, otherwise we could stay until August 20, because the schools open on September 1st.
Myrteza, twenty days ago my aunt’s son-in-law came to Tirana, on a visit to his mother. I had begged him to pay a visit and I had given him a piece of paper to bring him himself, he has not returned yet. If you will see him, write to us in Skopje, that I will not see him here.
Myrteza, I still do not have a secure job for your arrival, we cannot find a reliable person from the authoritarian bodies of Turkey, who will do the job for your arrival here. On Monday, August 1, I, together with my three brothers and my son-in-law, leave for Skopje, where they are continuing their tour to Europe.
The former attaché is also in Switzerland, who has attracted some families from Albania. This man is a friend of his brother (Ismail) and we hope he will help us with your arrival in Istanbul.
Here all the relatives are healthy and that everyone says goodbye, starting with my mother, Shahin-aunt and that all Myrteza, are sending you a picture, where we went to the beach, Ismaili with his daughter, Haskoja , Nasurja, Shpendi and I.
With that I am embracing you with longing and sending my heartfelt greetings.
Mihati (or Nihati)
This letter was found in the correspondence of M. Bajraktar and passed to us sh. Ferhat Matohiti, to clarify the following EU issues:
– Where was Myrteza Bajraktari with residence and work in 1966?
– Who is the attaché who was in Tirana in 1966 and works in Switzerland?
– What are these families that have withdrawn from Albania and in what way have they withdrawn?
– Who is Ismaili, who is a close friend of the attaché who is in Switzerland and who has been to our country before?
– To talk to the friends of the Intelligence, if there was an attempt to act on Myrteza Bajraktar’s connections in Turkey, or elsewhere?
– Are there any requests from the officials or officials of the Turkish Legation, to allow persons or families to return or visit Turkey?!
– If any of our people from the representation of France or Austria, have been in Switzerland and have any requests been made to you by any Yugoslav or Turkish attaché?!
– What is the correspondence that Myrteza Bajraktari has developed since the time of his transfer to Albania until the day he was arrested (to be issued with full names and addresses).
– Who is the person who came with permission on July 2, 1966, to visit his mother in Tirana, from Turkey?
– Once we find the man, to study where he came from, in what family, to study his file, if we can draw something about Myrtezai from this family that received the visitor from Turkey?
– To clarify these issues quickly, cooperating closely with the Intelligence Fellows in Branch II, Branch V, Branch III, and the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana.
This must be completed by 20.11.1970.
This letter copied with the explanatory measures, came from the Directorate of Investigation with no. 395, dt. 13.5.1975, was in two copies, therefore the second copy, of two pages, was destroyed without value, as an excess copy.
Tirana. 30/5/1975 Operational Workshop
The document drafted by the Head of the Second Section in the State Security Directorate, Isa Lika, regarding the clarification of the “suspicious letter” that had come to Myrteza Bajraktari from Istanbul in 1966, which was found in his file by the chief of Investigation, Ferhat Matohiti
EXPLANATIONS ON SUSPICIOUS LETTER
Myrteza Bajraktari, until September 1966, lived and worked in the district of Lushnja, while September 1966-September 1967, was in Tirana.
The Yugoslav attaché, who was in the Yugoslav Legation in Tirana and in 1966 working in Switzerland, is Rexhep Xhia.
It is not known which are the families that have withdrawn from Albania, on the way to repatriation.
It does not appear in our records, with the exception of the Et’hemi (Kadenasi) family, who in 1966 were repatriated to Turkey.
As for the person named Ismail, who is a close friend of the attaché, and who is in Switzerland, nothing is known, despite the checks that were made in the relevant sectors.
On the part of the Turkish Legation, there was a request for the woman with the surname Gjylbegu and her three children, residing in Shkodra.
In this regard, it was discussed to the highest instances, as this problem was raised by the Turkish parliamentary delegation when it was in our country. For another man and other visitor, nothing is known.
Our comrades in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs do not know that any request has been made to our embassies, in France or Austria, by Yugoslav or Turkish attachés.
Myrteza Bajkatari, so far has had correspondence with: Muhaser Hoxha – Skopje – Yugoslavia, Iljaz Jazmaçi – Istanbul – Turkey, Misir Acikalin – West Germany, Remzie Bajraktari – Gostivar Yugoslavia and Taip Cene, Turkey.
Mehmetcami Bajraktari – Istanbul – Turkey
Bilenfikret Haxhipaze – Yugoslavia
His last letter is dated 24.10.1970
- It does not appear that the comrades of the Intelligence attempted to act with the connections of Myrteza Bajraktari and there is no material in their direction, because the control was done by the relevant sectors.
- From the control made, it does not appear that he came as a visitor from Turkey in July 1966 in Tirana to his mother. In 1966, a Turkish trader came to our country, I ….. B ….. Who is known as an agent of Intelligence …… From the study of the materials in his charge, it does not appear that he had any connection with Myrteza Bajraktarin.
- It is said that his brother Ismet also came and it is not known how long he stayed here. Even this one had no acquaintances or people of his in our country.
Head of Section II
Document with extracts from the correspondence of Myrteza Bajraktari with his relatives in Yugoslavia, compiled by the State Security Operational Worker, Haxhi Dashi
Extracts from correspondence
of Myrteza Bajraktari with people in
Posted by Myrteza Bajraktari, Rr. “Grigor Heba” Nr. 3 Tirana
Received from Xhemal Bajraktari, Belgrade
He writes to his brother
I hope that we will get better soon, because according to the “book of destiny” (which you know how much I trust), those men who were born in April, have the second half of life without worries and troubles.
Send: Mynesere Hoxha, Struga 26.8.1974
Received: M. Bajraktari, Rr. Grigor Heba Tirana
My sister writes
I could not imagine how I saw a thousand thoughts coming and going, strange feelings overwhelmed me when I thought of the moment of the meeting. But no, you stand strong with your feet on the ground, resisting the waves that crash and hit you mercilessly. I am glad that you have been struck with high human virtues.
Note: Mynseria was a visitor to Myrtezai last year. In the notes, the impressions should also be drawn from the love she speaks for our country and the people she has met here. Curious moment, to find out everything.
Posted by: Kimete Berisha Tirana 30.12.1974
Received: Mysere Hoxha Skopje
The letter is sent to Myrteza’s sister, by Myrteza’s wife
“Send me a small package with two overcoats, two pairs of shoes, five nylon or silo shirts No. 38 and five pairs of tights.”
The letter is written by Myrtezai himself. It is forbidden.
Sends: Myrteza Bajraktari
Received: Mehdi Bajraktari, Yugoslavia 15.4.1975
Send me two more packages. One in the name of Mark Marku in Fier, and one in the address of Estref Kelmendi, the neighborhood “Three Heroes” in Shkodra. Get us on the phone.
Telegram is allowed
Sends: Mehdi Bajraktari, Skopje
Received: Myrteza Bajraktari, Tirana
His brother writes
Send some documents proving that the recipient has the right to the inheritance left by the mother, stating that in addition to the house, there are all household items used by the mother, these are listed in a list with two copies, which are located in this envelope.
The above mentioned documents are certified by our Embassy in Belgrade. There is also a letter in the envelope which is completely about these documents.
Note: The letter was allowed, but we were told to copy the entire list and this was not done by K.P.
15.7.1975 Haxhi Dashi
Note: Mark Marku is a Kosovar emigrant and lives in Fier. The Fier branch has materials for it. Memorie.al
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