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 court), 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 openly opposing the displacement of Yugoslav Albanians to Turkey and, as a result, was appointed a teacher at 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”. His release from prison left him without a job until the fall of the communist regime and his appointment as Consul General of Albania in Switzerland, until 1993, as well as 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 secret document with the report prepared by the Operational Worker of the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana, Shefqet Matrangasi and approved by the chairman of the Counterintelligence Branch, Nasho Gjinopulli, regarding the follow-up and surveillance of Myrteza Bajraktari, during the time he has were isolated in the Seman camp in the district of Fier
R E L A T I O N
For the object in active processing 2 / A, Myrteza Bajraktarin.
On 18.10.1983, I, the Operational Management Officer, Shefqet Matrangasi, effective of the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana, was serving in the Branch of Internal Affairs in Fier, and later in the Branch of Internal Affairs in Lushnja, in the coordination framework for some connections of facility 2 / A, Myrteza Bajraktari, during the time that this facility has lived in these districts.
The processing of the Myrteza Bajraktari facility is followed by agency files with the nickname “Gorrilla” and centralized in the ministry.
During the time that the Myrteza Bajraktari facility has resided in the Seman sector of the Fier district, they have participated in its processing and have provided data of operational interest, B.p. “Korabi”, “Paketa”, “Adriatiku”, and “Besniku”, which were kept in connection by the former Operational Worker, Metush Qamili. From the verifications made it resulted that: former B.p. “Package”, M.S. has testified in 1981 and is ready to testify again.
(Having previously obtained the approval of the fellow minister, for the data he has previously provided for this facility). From the other collaborators who have given for our facility, they have been excluded from the agency network and left it to the comrades of the Fier Branch of Internal Affairs to verify and see their current position and readiness to help our bodies.
Also during the time that the building has lived in the area of Seman, his social connections with: Xhevair Çerkezi, Ismet Rexhepi, Muharrem Bërdyna, Halit Llazana, and Rexhep Llazana appear. From the verifications made it resulted that: all these persons not only did not live in the district of Fier, but also did not know where they currently lived? Of these, Rexhep Llazana was in prison, and is currently serving his sentence in the Ballsh camp, for hostile activity.
While Bërdyna, came out with the name Idriz and was living and working as a teacher in Roskovec. He is originally from Peja. While from the verifications made by the Branch of Internal Affairs of Lushnja, it results that Menduh Nurçe and Nuri Gostivari have died. Ismet Fejzullai and former B.p. “Vardari”, H.N. were pursued in active processing 2 / A, as potential agents of Yugoslav Intelligence.
Hafiz Kadriu and Qerim Jakupi are under operational control 2 / B, as Yugoslav Intelligence agents. Vera Resuli (wife of Kapllan Resuli), living in Plug and Lumturi Suku, living in the neighborhood “Loni Dhamo”, will be studied by friends of this Branch, in order to be asked or not by us, what they know those on the hostile activity of Myrteza Bajraktar. While another close connection of the facility, was pulled into secret service by the State Security bodies with the nickname “Dajti”.
This collaborator in November will be sent to the city of Tirana to, in contact with our facility and depending on the data he will provide, the possibility of eavesdropping on their conversations with T.O. based on a combination plan to be drafted in advance.
While the collaborators “Molla” and “Molla e vogel”, have been excluded from the agency network of our bodies, and left you with the task of the comrades of the Lushnja Branch, to study and explain how ready these collaborators are to help our organs. We add that B.p. “Patrioti”, was transferred to Durrës.
For all social connections, the current agency and the excluded one, which arose from the connections of our facility 2 / A Myrteza Bajraktari together with the Branch of Internal Affairs of Lushnja, we drafted a plan of agency-operational measures.
OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTER-DISCOVERY BRANCH
SHEFQET MATARANGASI NASHO GJINOPULLI
I need to provide the facility for agency. We need to reactivate the agent of Fier and Lushnja, because our agency in this worrying situation for them, can burn, I mean it is smart and the processing burned. Within these ten days, let’s go to Fier and Lushnje by ourselves.
The secret document with the copy of the surveillance report against Myrteza Bajraktari, drafted by the head of the Surveillance Base in the city of Tirana, Andrea Karaponço
SURVEY REPORT on 22.10.1983
On the surveillance of the facility with the nickname “Supplier”.
At 6.00 o’clock the surveillance started waiting for the exit of the object from his house to the ambulance of the neighborhood no. 1 on Marsel Kashen Street.
At 7.50, the object was seen at the bureaucracy on Mihal Grameno Street, coming from the direction of his house, passing B.SH. new, “Labinoti”, School “Partizani”, and at 8.00, enter the restaurant “Partizani”. The inside was not checked, but it was seen from outside that he ate bread and passed the “Partizani” School, “Barrikadave” Street and at 8.20, at the “17 Nëntori” Cinema commercials, he met a man with the nickname “Tailor”.
They talk and then split up. The object then got into the car with license plates TR 05-10, which was waiting, and meanwhile pass at the intersection of “Barricades” with Rr. “Asim Vokshi”, disconnects from surveillance for vehicle reasons. At 10.30 am, the facility goes to work.
At 8.45 am, surveillance resumed at his work. They boarded the “Zuk” and crossed the road “M. Keta ”e“ B. Curri ”and at 12.25, at Hospital no. 1, disconnect the suvej for vehicle reasons. At 12.45, the surveillance resumes at home.
At 16.10, the object with a handbag, was seen coming from the direction of “Rilindja” Street and after 5 minutes, entered his house. Until 21.00, when the surveillance continued, the facility did not come out while the surveillance was stopped.
State Security Document, with the letter of Aishe Sh… .. From the city of Durrës, (friend of the family of Myrteza Bajraktari and Agim Gjakova), sent to Rexhp Xhaj Lajçi in Istanbul, who had been a visitor in Albania and was suspected of being an agent of Turkish Intelligence
As always in the first place, we want you to enjoy health together with your family, wife and children, and we here, we are all fine, which I believe you have learned now from the second letter along with the photo from Hawaii Mr. . Selim.
So far I have received the thank you letter sent to mom, and yesterday I also received the letter dated 2.9.1983, which I opened and reread several times.
As for Selimi, I am not talking at length, he will tell everything verbally, and for Mr. Sterjo Spasen, let me tell you that upon arrival in Tirana, he called me and after two days I went home. I stayed with him for about two hours, he talked to me very long about you, about the reception and care he had shown for him and that you had left very good impressions on him.
To me, he showed a special respect for the fact that his daughter knew me, who is Adelina’s colleague. He ordered me 100 times, to thank you for everything you have done for him.
The ones you sent me both with Selimi and with Mr. Sterjon, I took them, I have no choice but to thank you very much and order you to take care of the expenses, you have spent a lot so far, we have talked about this together for a long time. I just want you to be in good health, for me it’s enough when I hear good words from you, which are worth more than: “the sayings of Monte Cristo”.
Thank you also on behalf of your friends, Marjanthit Emine, of Marie, for the thank you postcard you sent them. And Xhirja… said, I believe they will be especially grateful. The shooting was fun as a kid when I gave him the cologne and a bar of soap you sent me.
Since you asked me if I would like to inform you that “casket”, on Sunday I will send the things to the new house, I painted it with paints, like oil and water (bedroom, sky-paint, hallway and annex, orange, lemon kitchen immature, while the cupboard doors and windows, in the annex, white), I also made the lampshades, the ones they saw, liked, how I will arrange it, you are clear, that I showed it when we went and we saw it. I will keep him clean, not only because you advised me, but even though you do not trust me, (that otherwise he would not have told me), I have always been clean, in the broadest sense of the word, not in the sense of close.
I recorded the tapes through the Foreign Relations Committee, since it was not possible for Selimi to bring them, to officially launch them and you will soon receive them through the Consulate (to Ibrahim). Write me if you need to record other music, to start other ones.
I was very happy that you had miraculously passed the trip and that things were going better than before. I have no doubt that you have always been lucky and there is no way to be different.
Also I cannot stay without saying that I am very happy with the fact, although you thought it would be much more difficult to separate, but as you say yourself, it is not so, the days pass, follow each other. Well, that’s right, and do not forget that you have to tell me, I did well, that you, in the first weeks, “finished your words” and even more, that you “froze” quickly.
And what stamped it, was the noon of August 11, that I remember being angry about it, nor reprimanding, I was never angry, knowing my wish, I met 3-4 times with R., which I I would never have done it, if he liked to talk to someone. This had also impressed Osman Rustemi, who had not failed to tell my cousin, when he had visited him with her husband and there was also R. who, as long as she had stayed there, had talked about ty.
Osmani was on the beach that day when R. was also there. I told them that I wanted to talk to you about everything, what I have in my heart, so that I can calm down. Now we are friends and there is no need to ask for your actions. Everyone acts and does as his heart tells him. I have done what I felt and I do not regret, so you should not thank me, but I thank you. I did not have the ability to give what you gave me.
For one more thing, please, never write to me enough to cross the line, write to me when you feel it and have time. Even if I do not receive letters, I will always be the first and I want you to be well and happy.
For Aulona I was very happy that it has been fixed, I was sorry that she left because I have her as a friend too, although I do not know her closely, but I think she is a woman with a spiritual world, and she has been lied to by him. If you tell her about what I wrote to you, you will be right that she understands me better than anyone. When you meet him, give me many greetings from me. As for gambling papers, do not bother, I owe to the chiefs of office, I have no obligation, but thinking that there do not cost, so I told you.
I know, I know, that now you are not only interested in my health, that in general, I am not bad, I am indebted to the whole society, that I am not separated, especially Aliqi and some other friends that you do not know. They never catch my eye, but they understand my condition, I had a lot of work, I was forced to work until late, I believe that the Hawaii of Excellence, but also of my family, told me about this.
Moma for a couple of days, blood flowed from her nose, I visited her in the hospital and now she is fine and is taking medication, Agimi and Aulona and Bardhja are fine, while Sonila had a fever for three days. Marjanthi took the usual leave, went to Gjirokastra, and Emini, for work reasons, we meet only in the corridor, although I also came to the office these last days (I was working in my central department).
These days I will come to Ankara, the team of gymnasts, if they will go through Istanbul, I told Shyqëria to meet you (she is our friend, who knows Agim Gjakova and we had her on the beach).
I do not know if you received a letter, or news from Jakup and Ismaili, do not forget to say goodbye to me, I will never forget Jakup, the respect he has shown to me. He has become like a brother to me, from all my friends the company, especially Bardha e Agim, has greetings. As for the white swimwear, do not rush, you can bring them next spring, even with customs, as they do not need them right now.
Hugs, to your family and all those who know me, I wish your health./Memorie.al
Yours, the Former
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