By Gjet Kadeli
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.
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The report of 1959, at the request of the head of the Department of Internal Affairs of Kruja, lieutenant colonel, Muhedin Gërxhalliu, to verify the name of Gjet Kadel, in the documents of the Kartoteka
Please check and let us know if you record the figure in the operative evidence of the agency and the element in processing, so it was noted as follows:
- Surname – Kadeli
- Name – Found
- Paternity – Peter
- Date of birth – 1940
- Place of birth – Orosh
- Place of residence – Bushnesh District
- Place of work – Bushnesh
- Profession – Farmer
- Albanian nationality
- Albanian nationality
- Party participation – not organized
II. The purpose of the control – If it is registered in the Registry.
III. What is required – Where it is registered?
Operative Workshop Head of the P. Internal Branch
Second Captains N/Colonel
Bajram Poçi Muhedin Gërxhalliu
We inform you that the victim does not appear in the operational records.
Chief of —–
Lieutenant Demir Malaj
The document with the biography of Gjet Kadel, drawn up by the Operative Worker of the State Security, Bajram Poçi
BIOGRAPHY OF GJET KADEL
GJET KADELI: The son of Pjetr and Dila, born in 1940, born in Bulasharë village (Orosh), Rrëshen district and family resident in Bushnesh village, Kruja district, by profession a farmer, with primary education, of the Catholic faith, unmarried, with Albanian nationality and citizenship, comes from a rural middle class and in good economic condition.
During Zog’s anti-popular regime, his attitude was not good. At this time, he had his aunt, Marka Ndrec Kadeli, an officer with the rank of N/Lieutenant of the Gendarmerie, as well as his father, Pjetri, was a N/Officer in the Gendarmerie, with service in various countries and service in the Gendarmerie he did it with his brother, so their attitude was not good, because they sympathized with this regime and served it continuously.
With the arrival of the two Italian-German occupiers in our country, the position of Gjeta’s family was not good, at this time, his father was in the service of this regime, with the rank of N/Lieutenant, in the Gendarmerie, the service he did it in Shkodër and Peja in Yugoslavia, as well as his uncle, he was a lieutenant, so even during this time, their attitude was bad, like Gjeta’s aunt, like his father, they had relations closely with the District Commander of Shkodra, Ndrec Preng Marku, who had the rank of major, was killed today.
After the liberation of Albania, his family did not maintain a good attitude, they sheltered and supplied fugitives, such as Mark Gjon Marku, Llesh Bajraktar, etc., and for this his two uncles, Zef and Mark Kadeli, were arrested and sentenced with three years in prison, later, Gjeta’s father, Pjetri, had connections with saboteurs, and sheltered the criminals who killed Bardhok Biba, for this Pjetri and Mark Kadeli, both brothers, were arrested, Mark was interned , while Pjetri was in prison, before Pjetri was sentenced, he got out of prison and escaped abroad, together with his son, Gjon Kadeli, where they are still fugitives today.
Today, his family’s situation is not good, his brother and father are fugitives abroad, his paternal grandfather, Zef Kadel, is imprisoned, sentenced to 25 years in prison, Gjeta maintains correspondence today, either with his father, even with his brother.
The friendly and social family circle is as follows:
In Bushnesh village, Gjeta has his mother, a sister and a younger brother. In Mirdita there are: 1. Mark Kadeli, his aunt, in Bulasharë village, 2. Ndrec Kadeli, first cousin, 3. Nikoll Kadeli, first cousin from Bulsharë village, 4. Zef Kadeli, aunt, today in prison in Burrel , 5. Ndue Kaçorri, his uncle, from the village of Bushnesh, 6. Ndue Boci, his friend from Fani, 7. Pashka Laska, company with his father from Bushnesh, 8. Nikoll Ndrec Prenga, Bushnesh, company, 9. Llesh Kola Gjeta, Orosh, friend, 10. Gjok Preng Regji, Bulashar, friend, 11. Dave e Nikoll Preni, Thumane, niece, 12. Gget Ndrec Legisin, Thumane, friend, 13. Preng Llesh Pjetrin, uncle’s friend, Thumane, 14. Get Çupi, Thumanë, and friend.
Itch, on dt. 1.IX.1959 Operative Workshop
Captain Bajram Poçi
The secret report drawn up by the State Security officer, Captain Arshi Xhaferri, with the data of the Security collaborator, with the nickname “Pisha”, on the pursuit and surveillance of Gjet Kadel, and his conversations with various people
Received Captain Arshi Xhaferri
Given Inf. “Pisha”
R e p o r t
On 19.II.1960, he went to Bushnesh village of Mamurras locality, and here he went to the house of the fugitive in Belgium, Pjeter Kadeli, from Orosh i Mirdita village and his family in Bushnesh village, in the year 1955, in this village, Pjetri, has a wife named Mrika, a son, Gjete, and a little girl, whose name is unknown.
At home, he found only Pjetri’s wife, Mrika, and during the conversations he and Mrika had, she told him that she had received several letters from her husband and wrote to me that she was in Belgium, with Ibrahim Bami, from Mamurras village. Mrika continues, telling him that; during 1959, the man sent me dollars four times, but he did not ask Mrika how many dollars he took.
Task: To keep in touch with Mrika by talking longer about her husband, or what she writes in her letters.
See with which people Muharrem Dervishi, from Mamurras village, is related.
First Captain, Arshi Xhaferri
The secret report drawn up by the State Security officer, Bajram Poçi, with the data of the Security collaborator, with the nickname “Manushaqja”, on the follow-up and surveillance of Gjet Kadel, and his conversations with various people
Received by Operative Worker Bajram Poçi
Given by B.p. “Manushaqja”
R e p o r t dt. 21. V. 1960
On 18.V.1960, in a conversation that Gjet Kadeli had with him, he expressed himself by saying that; I am going for May 17-18, 1960, for many years of joy and to find you better in the weather. I found out, he was talking about disrupting the High Level Conference and he was very happy. Gjeta is from Oroshi i Mirdita, his father and brother have escaped to Belgium.
Task: Meet with Gjet Kadel one day and during the conversation, tell him that you Gjete, one day you said a word to me, but I didn’t understand, you told me that on May 17-18, you found the best weather, I this I didn’t understand, see what he means concretely, about what Gjeta told you and why he said it, since you enjoy trust, talk to Gjeta constantly and see what he means, against the party and the government.
Captain Bajram Poçi
The secret report drawn up by the Operative Worker of the State Security, Lieutenant Hasan Dani, with the data of the Security agent, with the nickname “Beqari”, on the pursuit and surveillance of Gjet Kadel, and his conversations with various people
Received: Operative Worker, Lieutenant, Hasan Dani
Given: Agent “Beqari”
Report, dt. 9.VI.1961
He announces that Gjet Kadeli, whose father is a fugitive, has left the Agricultural Cooperative, after completing his permit and now he does not work at all, during the conversation I had with him, Gjeta told me that I will no longer come to the cooperative, with work Because my father is on the run, if they give me the Front’s trikes, I work and finally said Gjeta, they have nothing to do with me, because I go to work, in the enterprise. He announces that Gjeta is involved in a swindle, selling streptomycin for 900 ALL a piece, that his father, who is on the run, sends him.
Operative Worker, Lieutenant, Hasan Dani
The secret report drawn up by the Operative Worker of the State Security, First Captain, Muço Ibro, with the data of the Security collaborator, with the nickname “Mbrehja”, on the pursuit and surveillance of Gjet Kadel, and his conversations with various people
Received: First Captain, M. Ibro
Given: B.p. “Mbrehja”
Report dated 11.10.1961
On 3.10.1961, at dinner time, a man named Gjet Kadeli went to his house, who, after greeting him, said: My uncle, Bib Kaçorri, from Bushneshi, told me that he had talked with an officer, Captain I, who is the battalion commander in Mamurras, whose name he did not tell him. This captain, told Bib Kaçorri, that a few days ago, here in Mamurras, General Gjin Marku passed with a car, which when he passed, the car had no license plate, while when he returned, he had put a license plate on it. Gjini did this on purpose, so that it would not be understood that there were escaped criminals inside the car. Gjini, went all the way to Shkodër and returned. Gjini, the captain tells Bib Kaçorri, is the leader of the saboteur gangs that come to Albania. Then, the captain says that; in Albania, 40 criminals have now landed with parachutes. Bib Kaçorri, is a reserve officer and depends on this captain for training. For Bib Kaçorri, this captain is interested in finding him a good job on the farm.
He finds Kadeli, tells him that; these days, I was in Rrëshen and there I heard in a place, at a friend of mine, the foreign broadcasts where, speaking in Albanian, West Germany, on October 15, will fall to Russia, and the war will break out.
Tasks: 1. Meet urgently with Gjet Kadel, with a justified pretext and through conversations to tell me, who is the captain’s name and on what date he crossed to Shkodër, Gjin Marku.
First Captain, Muço Ibro
- Since you have known Gjeta Kadel for a long time and he comes to your house for friendship, try to connect with him more, to strengthen your relationship with Gjeta even more, so that he opens up to you completely and without reservations.
- In order to reach this goal, you, with a justified pretext, find the time and return the visit to him, simultaneously preparing the ground for him to come to you again, like the first time.
- All this should consist, rather to reach it, that you get to know and create a relationship directly with Bib Kaçorri, so that you can get these things directly from him and not through Gjeta.
- In addition to the above, through Gjeta, clarify this information once again, saying: Hello Gjeta, I did not understand. The conversation we had with the officer who is in Mamurras and I am afraid that he will not do us any wrong, that if he were to deal with this, the Party and the government could not give him such a post. Therefore, be careful that these things are harmful and take care of yourself.
Evaluation of information:
- Although B.p. has worked well, and we have no doubts about his data, this information is a little abstract. Therefore, it is a duty to follow this to the end and prove it./Memorie.al
Chief of the First Section
Major Thomas Lango
Kruje, on 12.10.1961
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