Memorie.al publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), which have been unknown for 40 years and see for the first time the light of publication, where is a voluminous file with secret materials and documents belonging to the months of October 1982, where is reflected the material of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ALP entitled “On the pronounced lack of vigilance and serious mistakes of Comrade Kadri Hazbiu at the time he was Minister of Interior “, written self-criticism of Kadri Hazbiu,” Decision of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP on expulsion from the Central Committee and the Party and dismissal from all state and social functions of Kadri Hazbit ”, as well as the minutes of the Plenum of the Central Committee held on 13 and 14 October 1982 in the main hall of the building of the Central Committee, where the work was discussed and analyzed and the activity of the Minister of National Defense, Kadri Hazbiu, who is accused of his “hostile activity” for the period of almost 30 years when he served as Minister of Internal Affairs. The complete file with all the documents that is published for the first time by Memorie.al, where in addition to the material “Top secret”, of the Politburo with accusations against the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Kadri Hazbiu, the minutes of Plenum, where Enver Hoxha and most members of the Politburo as: Ramiz Alia, Adil Çarçani, Foto Çami, Hekuran Isai, Manush Myftiu, Simon Stefani, Haki Toska, Pali Miska, Prokop Murra, Spiro Koleka, Rita Marko, Lenka Çuko, Muho Asllani, Llambi Gegprifti, Vangjel Çerava, and the Central Committee of the ALP, as; Nexhmije Hoxha, Gafur Çuçi, Xhelil Gjoni, Pilo Peristeri, Sofo Lazri, Piro Kondi, Petro Dode, Behar Shtylla, Shefqet Peçi, Qemal Bregasi, Dritëro Agolli, Mine Guri, Themie Thomai, Mehmet Elezi, Lumturi Rexha, Tefta Cami, , Harrilla Papajorgji, Anastas Kondo, Miti Nito, Sulejman Baholli, Halil Leli, Jashar Menzelxhiu, Enver Halili, Ali Vukatana, Tahir Minxhozi, Naunka Bozo, Luan Muhameti, Rexhep Kolli, Ndreçi Plasari, Sofie Çuadari, Nezir Jo, etc. have only accused former Minister Hazbiu, as a close associate of former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu, but have also debated fiercely with him throughout the two-day plenum meeting, asking him to give explanations about the work and activity of from the day he sat in the minister’s office, starting from relations and relations with Russian advisers, the Tirana Conference in 1956, to “his cooperation with hostile groups” led by Teme Sejko, Beqir Balluku, Abdyl Këllezi dh of the “polyagent” Mehmet Shehu, as well as the decisions dismissals from duties and for the expulsion from the Central Committee of Rexhep Koli, Nazar Berberi, Veli Llakaj, Ndreçi Plasari, etc.
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Minutes ‘Top secret’ of the meeting of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP, held on 13 and 14 October 1982
ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY
CENTRAL COMMITTEE Top secret
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 5TH PLENUM OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF ALP ON 13 AND 14 OCTOBER 1982
COMRADE RITA MARKO: He made notes in the information given to him by the Party that “are not true”, what was written in the information. He made the note with his hand.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We do not let Kadri speak to us once! (Comrade Nimet Cani gets up, but comrade Enver says: let Kadri speak without time).
KADRI HAZBIU: Another question of comrade Xhelil, is: Why sometimes the line of the Party has been implemented with oscillation and this has its consequences. It certainly has its consequences.
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: Do you know from these oscillations that crimes are committed?
KADRI HAZBIU: They are made.
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: Where have you been!
KADRI HAZBIU: I was there and let me answer for those crimes that were committed.
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: But why did you allow them?
KADRI HAZBIU: How much did I allow, how much did I know? (all friends express disapproval:
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: You do not know these!
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, I am answering you as I feel.
COMRADE ARANIT ÇELA: For the question of comrade Hekuran, for those sentences that were given with an illegal trial, you did not answer.
KADRI HAZBIU: I am finishing the answer to these questions, I do not agree. I do not know for sure, I know that in the beginning in the Insurance there was not an illegal trial, but a Special Court, that was his name, and you, Comrade Aran, know it.
COMRADE ARANIT ÇELA: Yes, yes in 1956, his removal was approved and should have been removed. The word is that it existed even after 1956.
KADRI HAZBIU: I also have the word for that period.
COMRADE ARANIT ÇELA: We verified them and it turns out that such trials were held even after 1956, after this article was officially removed.
KADRI HAZBIU: Oh, no, there are no such trials, there are no such trials.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Of course there is, he knows.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, no, I raised this issue with comrade Hekuran that this trial has existed before, since 1950, then it was a special security court.
COMRADE ARANIT ÇELA: He continued until 1956.
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know how long he continued, he will see where and how that practice is based.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Even if it was a decree, it was issued by the Presidium of the People’s Assembly with the proposal of the government, are you telling us what you did with this decree, how did you use it, who did you kill?
COMRADE ARANIT ÇELA: That decree was annulled in August 1956.
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, we are talking about the time before 1956, is this big surprise?!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, it is not a big surprise. It is a reality. We do not do wonders, we are Marxists.
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know that this trial existed until 1956; I know it has been before.
COMRADE ARANIT ÇELA: It was until 1956.
KADRI HAZBIU: In any case, let’s look at the practice of implementing that decree, who was convicted and how he was convicted. I did not direct this.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: We looked at this issue a little casually. The court had a president, a secretary and a prosecutor; all were from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Nor did the generals take away from the person being tried. Comrade Aran knows this; there have even been cases where, instead of being shot, for example Hasani, Hyseni was taken.
He said: It’s not me; this is how the court acted, sentencing him to 10 years, 15 years of imprisonment, or shooting. The decision was approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs.
KADRI HAZBIU: There is practice there, Comrade Hekuran, and let it be seen.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Everything will be seen, if you answer the questions to be asked.
KADRI HAZBIU: At that time I did not create the trial.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We will not leave anything from now on without seeing it.
KADRI HAZBIU: Order?!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: There are no concessions.
KADRI HAZBIU: Agreed.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: To be sure about this.
KADRI HAZBIU: Agreed, Comrade Enver. On what basis the Party line has been violated, here is another question.
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: You, Kadri, say in “self-criticism” that he had familiarity. On what basis? Certainly not according to Party norms, but then on what basis was familiarity based. It goes without saying that it was based on a violation of norms.
KADRI HAZBIU: Familiarity there leads you to the detriment of the consistent implementation of Party norms.
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: Concretize.
KADRI HAZBIU: One thing is for sure: this familiarity has existed not only in me.
COMRADE XHELIL GJONI: If you yourself say in “self-criticism” that you are familiar with them, then I will tell you: “on what basis did you have it”?
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, I am saying that I find this weakness of work and the damage caused to work in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. If these enemies found a warm place here, the reason was familiarity, not fighting enough with criticism, not enough evidence of issues when they did not go. These are the consequences of familiarity.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: You have seen in your close friends violations of the Party line in every direction.
KADRI HAZBIU: I saw you and I hid them?!
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: You have seen violations of the Party line in every direction and you have remained silent and defended them.
KADRI HAZBIU: That I hid from the Party, no.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: You are hiding it from yourself.
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not even know that I hid it from myself. As for the others, I do not know that I have hidden them, but familiarity, as I conceive it, has led to it, (friends say: where is familiarity then?).
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Where is the familiarity then, where is its effect?
KADRI HAZBIU: In the mild punishment, comrade Adil, in the attitudes “well, this is a good friend”. Here I consider the expression of familiarity.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: A good friend is one who works well and does not make mistakes.
KADRI HAZBIU: According to the Party’s teachings, familiarity is expressed in what makes you half-hearted, it considers you a good friend even when you make mistakes. That’s how I understood it and of course these are the weaknesses.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, no, no, that is not the norm of the Party.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, I agree.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Let me read to Kadri a letter of his that I have here, written in his own hand, addressed to Comrade Hysni Kapo. The issue is related to the letter made by Vullnet Thanasi, who severely criticizes Feçor Shehu, not only for moral issues, but also for political issues, for his close ties with Sami Muhameti. This has to do with what the comrades said, namely that familiarity leads to the point where it protects those who cross the Party line.
You, Kadri, wrote to Comrade Hysni: “Comrade Hysni, I think it is worth studying this information. To find out in advance what it contains and to advise me on how to proceed. Are all these truths? (Questions).
If so, the issue is serious, but from a judgment on the things that arise and how they arise, the first and with some issues that this fellow (it is about the Will), has risen in other cases, the opinion is that this inflates and gives them the character of rising with passion”.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: These are the notes that Kadri himself made by hand.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: So, this is your position on this issue.
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: You support Feçor Shehu and you even try to influence Comrade Hysni to have such an opinion. Yes, friend Hysni to answer, I have here a copy of his answer.
KADRI HAZBIU: You read it to us, agree.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Comrade Hysni gives you a stick and says: “Do not side with me, neither my people, nor my friends, because you in the Ministry of Interior, follow this tactic” and Comrade Hysni, who has been very principled, rejects such an action of yours saying: “Feçor Shehu’s issues should be taken seriously, raised to the grassroots organization, Feçor Shehu should be forced to make self-criticism, even to clarify his position towards Sami Muhamet”. Here, then, is your attitude and this is the attitude of Comrade Hysni.
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Comrade Hysni was principled.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Principled, fair.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: All the thoughts of comrade Hysni are principled and what you say does not stand, because you allegedly told the issues to comrade Hysni, but now he is dead. Hysni Kapoja was principled, he did not make mistakes.
KADRI HAZBIU: Agree, agree, yes.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Do not mention Hysni Kapo anymore, as if you allegedly told him this or that issue, that we Hysni Kapo have other documents, where he criticizes you severely and you know these.
KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver, I said and I say that I do not want to tarnish either Comrade Hysni or anyone else. My responsibility is mine. As much as I have responsibilities before the Party, I also have before Comrade Hysni, as the relevant secretary of the Central Committee, but I have expressed my thoughts as I had them.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: But why did you have those thoughts like that? When information comes to you as the Minister of Internal Affairs that your first deputy is immoral and has a friendship with a man compromised for political suspicions, do you immediately think that these may not be true? You have to do the opposite, take them, analyze them one by one and verify them well.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: And you protect him!
KADRI HAZBIU: As far as I remember, we tasked the secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to verify them, who gave these opinions. What he says about other issues, I do not remember. What Vullnet Thanasi had, his file should have them as a framework.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: There are issues of principle here.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: But why did you make Sami Muhameti a collaborator, to save him? Memorie.al
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