By Gjet Kadeli
The third part
Memorie.al/ publishes some archival documents issued by the Authority for the Information of the Files of the former State Security, where there is a voluminous file (form processing file and investigative and judicial file) in charge of Gjet Kadel, originally from the village of Bulshar of Oroshi in Mirdita and residing in Bushnesh and Mamurras in Kurbin, former political prisoner in the communist regime of Enver Hoxha and his successor, Ramiz Alia, who spent a full 16 years in communist camps and prisons, such as in Spaç, Burrel , etc. As we will see from the documents that are in the file in charge of Gjet Kadel, which is published for the first time by Memorie.al, the surveillance and pursuit of him began in 1957, when he was 17 years old, with the information report of the State Security officer, Fahri Kraja, (based on the data of the Security associate with the nickname “Dylli i Bardhë”, with the approval of the Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Kruja district, lieutenant colonel Muhedin Këxhalliu) , has continued even during the period that he was in camps and prisons, such as in Spaç, where after the revolt of May 1973, Gjeta was re-sentenced, as he was the main ideator for raising the flag without the communist star, continuing in Burrel prison, with the reports-information of the Operative Worker, Piro Nuredini, etc., about Gjeta’s conversations with other prisoners of that prison, such as: Pjetër Arbnori, Daut Gumeni, Abdulla Sallaku, Spartak Ngjela, Avni Aliko, Luan Burimi, Çaush Çoku, Kapllan Resuli, B come Gjonzeneli, Bashkim Shehu, etc. The surveillance and follow-up of Gjet Kadel continued even after his release from prison in 1987, continuing until January 1991, with the collapse of the communist regime, when his file was finally closed and archived in the secret archive of the former State Security. In the same way, an important place in the said files is also occupied by letter correspondence of Gjeta and his family, with their father, Pjetër Kadeli, former soldier of the Monarchy of Zogu, who had blown up the prison cells of of the Internal Branch of Rrëshen, stayed for some time in the mountains on the run and then in 1949, took his son, John, and escaped to Yugoslavia and then to the USA, where he stayed as a political immigrant until the beginning of the 90s, when he returned permanently to Albania. During this period of 35 years, that Gjet Kadeli has been followed and monitored by the State Security, 33 associates of the State Security have been engaged and activated towards him, who have given their reports, starting from “Dilli i bardhe” in 1957- until the “Mountain Swallow” in 1990, which will be reflected in full, as they are in the relevant files.
Continues from last issue
The secret report of the Operative Worker of the State Security, Major Muço Ibro, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Mbrehja”, regarding the follow-up and surveillance of Gjet Kadel and his conversations with various people
Received: P.Op. Major Muço Ibro
Given: B.p. “Mbrehja”
Report of dt. 13.3.1962
On 11.3.1962, at 10 o’clock in the morning, in Mamurras, he talked with Gjet Kadeli and Gjeta told him that: “In Albania, I will change the previous system and the system of China will be established, where every farmer will 30 dynams of land are given. Enver Hoxha accepted such a thing, but Mehmet Shehu does not want it. In addition, Gjeta asks him for seven German “Parabel” cartridges, insisting on giving them to the teacher who gave him the “Bereta”, and for this reason, he is mentioned early in the report dated 9.3.’62. I will give these cartridges to that teacher, to get him an Austrian rifle.
He tells her that: “We, Gjete, have talked about everything together and I’m sorry that you don’t talk to me openly about everything we have.” Gjeta tells him that: “I am not hiding anything from you, but, for the person who gave me the revolver, I have sworn and I cannot with him, but you should know that we have the weapons near here, which a person who never crosses your mind, that he has a gun”. Gjeta again showed him the revolver and told him that he bought it for 15,000 ALL from that teacher in the afternoon, and Gjeta took the revolver to keep temporarily, but he did not buy it, but told him to keep it for as long as possible. You want me to have another weapon.
On the other hand, Gjeta told him that Bib Kaçorri, from Bushneş, is loyal, while Biba’s brother, Gjergj Kaçorri, I don’t trust. Here it is understood that from this conversation itself, Gjeta trusted Bib Kaçorri and must have told him everything, since he is his uncle. Bib Kaçorri, today has the rank of sub/reserve lieutenant.
In addition to the above, Gjet Kadeli has a cousin and a close friend, who talks and hangs out whenever he goes out to Mamurras, with the policeman, Nikollë Zef Prengë, from Bilanji, an officer of the Mamurras police.
The father of Gjergj Dobrozi, from Bushnshi, Vlash Dobrozi, three weeks ago, went to Gjet Kadel’s house and told him to go to Dom Marku (the priest of Zheja), and tell him: when the priest came in Bushnesh, he made a mistake, that he did not come to me, despite the fact that my son is a member of the party, but he remained like this and remained a.p., but in fact, he is with us.
Dom Marku, I persistently ask for the insult that Haxhi Sena’s son did to him when he came to Bushensh. This is with the intention of harming the son of Haxhi Sena and especially the religion.
- Always hang out with Gjet Kadel and through conversations tell him that: I will try to find your cartridges, but it is not easy and it is putting me in a difficult position. On the other hand, try to find out who is that person who has a gun and gave him the “Bereta”, temporarily, but this tactfully and carefully so that Gjeta does not have any doubts.
- Through conversations, to learn how Gjeta considers the son of Vlash Dobrozi (Pjeter Dobrozi), if he is a good person and loyal to him?
Major Muço Ibro
The secret report of the Operative Worker of the State Security, Fejzo Behaj, with the data of the Security employee with the nickname “Manushaqja”, regarding the follow-up and surveillance of Gjet Kadel and his conversations with various people
Received P.Op. Fejzo Behaj
Given: B.p. “Manushaqja”
Report of dt. 1.3.1967
The source announces that on 18.2.1967, he met Pjetër Lugjin from Mamurrasi, who works in Thumana as a Painter. He met in the boiler room and among other conversations, he told him that he doesn’t want Preng Bardhi and Gjet Kadeli to escape, at this time, Pjetri told him that they will definitely escape, and quickly, that Last night I was at Gjeta’s and I asked him for a mosque stone, which he received from Belgium, because he has his brother and father there. I found it, he told me: don’t be upset that I will give both of these, that I will go out, with the legate of Belgium, that I have met those of the legate and we have left him, so that we can meet at the Mamurras Pass, there I will get into the legate’s car and we will go to Yugoslavia.
At this time, he said to him: what about you, Pjeter, how do you allow such a thing, because you have your wife Prenga, Pjeter told him, that for this thing, I am not asking too much. He told him again, look well, don’t get involved in this matter, Pjetri told him, that I didn’t know them well, from the Security, that I will tell you, but now I haven’t seen them, that’s how the conversation ended .
- Clarify when and where they met with the legate of Belgium and both, or only Gjeta.
- When they left him to run away with those of the legate and how will we know that the legate has left for them to come out to meet him.
- What preparations have they made to escape, since the legate’s car, up to the border, can take them, or on the contrary, how will the legate hide them, when they arrive at the border?
- Who else is aware of this but Peter?
- Indirectly encourage Pjetri to report to us, but, given the risk he has, if he doesn’t tell, you should be very careful about this.
The information is very important, since we are dealing with escapes and in this case, these two appear to be related to the Belgian legate where, and with their help, they want to escape.
Gjeta has his father and brother abroad, currently in Belgium, both of them, together with Prenga, have a bad political composition.
The document with the plan-combination approved by the Chairman of the Department of Internal Affairs of the district of Kruja, Dhosi Pecani and the Chairman of the II Branch of the State Security, Jani Naska, for the surveillance with interception devices, of Gjet Kadel
HEAD OF THE INTERNAL P. BRANCH
HEAD OF THE II BRANCH
Plan – Combination and line of conduct “for the source “Oratori” in the direction of the Zullapi facility”.
According to the source, “Orator”, it turns out that the object is related to a foreign diplomatic mission in Tirana; at the same time there are tendencies to escape abroad. In this regard, the object told the intermediary source, among other things: “Father sent me letters, through the Belgian legation in Tirana. In this representation, I have met twice and I have agreed that when they cross the Mamurras road to the border, I will stop, get into her vehicle and go to the border, from where I will escape to cross across”.
The source adds that in November 1966, in one afternoon, they were together with the object in Tirana, who took me for a walk in the territory where there are some foreign legations, to meet with the Belgian representation. In fact, although he had made an appointment, it did not materialize. Therefore, after we stayed for about an hour and a half, we left and went to eat bread.
In order to verify these data, we think, I listened to the conversations between them with the help of T.O.
To achieve this goal, I think we should implement this type of line-behavior combination:
Talk to the source, and tell him that “Zullapi” has a friend of his in Tirana, who is also our confidant, but that on one occasion, he was reluctant to meet with “Zullapi”. We don’t know the reasons, maybe it belongs to him, but he protects him. And now, to our body, think to clarify the position of X with your side. If the source agrees, the following will be done:
– On March 8, 1967, the source met with the object and, among other things, told him: I wanted to show him something interesting (making his mouth gas)…”. The source will surely be brave enough to learn this and ask…! When I ask you, you lie, saying: “He sent me news, he agreed with Marash Kola from Durrës to give me his sister-in-law as a wife, but maybe we have seen each other before in Tirana , for which I expect him to send me a letter. When the letter comes to me, I will see it myself, if you want, come and see it together so that my eyes don’t close when it comes, and I drown forever. Even, since the wedding meal is going to me, I won’t tell anyone, because if I don’t like it, the world, even my relatives, will say that I didn’t like it. As a result, I become ashamed. Therefore, keep this a secret too, if you love me well”.
If “Zullapi” will agree to come with you to Tirana, then, in another upcoming meeting, we will give you a letter, as if Marashi had sent it, with the following content: “I got along with the family of the woman, who did not leave me without seeing and maid, therefore, this week will come with the company car, wait for me in front of the clock at 19.00, until 20.00, on the date ….! If I can delay more, take a seat at the “Vollga” Hotel, where she will come to sleep and we will talk there, after the next day, she will come from Durrës by taxi, yes, be interested in a seat at the hotel, too to spend the night”.
Take this letter out of your pocket and read it joyfully to the object and when you come to Tirana, act according to Marash’s orders. In conclusion, tell the object that our legs are tired of waiting, my head starts to hurt and the hour has passed, therefore, we go and wait at the hotel. When you get to the hotel, ask him to rest and wait for Marashi.
When you go to the room, it should be 20.30 to 21.00, so that, at 22.00, we have sent and find you there as X (facility friend), who will knock on several doors, to disguised the arrival, then I will knock on your door, allegedly, that he is looking for another person and as if by accident, he met the object. In this case, you stay indifferent, wait if I will present the object with X, or not, and mostly, listen more carefully, if conversations will take place between them and of what character they will be.
We, (our organs), are interested, (the source will be told, that it would be good, for X-si, to find you in deep conversations in the room, to see how the object will react, when X-si comes. Therefore, after 21.00, get into the topic that interests us, before X-si comes yet. I think you should start the conversation like this: “If we will agree with Marashi, I will be very happy, I will fly in the air. But, as long as I get married, I will have trouble, I’m afraid, don’t put heavy conditions on me for ALL or for clothes, although, over there from Durrës, it seems to me that they have removed these customs with time. However, I have to think seriously about two things:
- To save the ALL, 2. To find a godfather. Of course, it will be difficult for me to create a good budget, while for the godfather, if we will be here… I have solved the problem, not only that, but also the first problem, I would consider it resolved, if I will send any heavy check to my father, or brother, from there, finally, some pair of good clothes, against payment in installments for myself, or for the wife whom I will enjoy, without measure. And if, you will escape to your father, with the help of foreign legates, according to that plan you showed me, then I will kill my mind, find a godfather, that you will send me the check, or not.. .”! Stop here, let the object speak. If he says that he will leave, then tell him, you thought well, but what if the legate’s vehicle breaks down and they catch you there? Or if you get confused at the border, get caught, or get killed? Wouldn’t it be better not to put your head in danger, as long as your father sends you to live? What about family, shouldn’t we think? Father, I believe he will be angry if he finds out that you think that way. And the legate, what interest does he have in this middle, to get you out, as long as your father is there? She, I say, is more interested in us being here, about her own business, isn’t she? Here stop and wait, what he will say.
Then, when X comes and you have finished these conversations, not only do you pretend not to care about their words, but if they will get into such things, listen to them until the end and then, you say that these are harmful jokes, but leave those words, because they will be taken to hell. You will say these words, at the very end, so that we can get out of trouble, no matter what.
The next day, tell him, as if revolted, I will tell him why he didn’t come, I spent the money, then, give reasons and say again, don’t let him know how he will do this, he will own it himself in Durrës, or is he coming today, and other chatter, to justify his absence.
In conclusion, bring that day together from any facility, around Tirana, and when you see fit, return to Mamurras.
Even while walking around Tirana, try to discover those who can approach the object and the purpose why. At the same time, confirm the place where the object went for meetings with foreign representatives.
For this combination to give the desired result, the following tasks must also be performed:
- Urgently request from Durrës an envelope with a stamp and seal of PTT Durres, unwritten, to be completed by the Kruja Branch, according to its needs.
- To cooperate with the Second Branch in Tirana, for the assignment of the Hotel where they have T.O.
- To ask the Second Branch, the necessary help, to organize the surveillance and hearing through T.O.
- For any eventuality of the Operational Worker of Kruja, be made available to the Second Branch. “…Peçi Mandi”. /Memorie.al
DEPUTY/HEAD OF THE INTERNAL BRANCH
Kruje, on 6.3.1967
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