Memorie.al publishes some documents issued by the Central State Archive (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), where there is a voluminous file with archival materials which bear the logo ‘Top secret’, which belong to the period of years 1981-1982, with reports, reports, evidence, information, minutes of the meetings of the Politburo and the secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP, etc., starting from what was held to review and analyze the self-criticism of the former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu in December 1981, because he had allowed the engagement of his son, Skënder, “with a girl who had some political fugitives in her family circle”, the marathon meeting of the Politburo on the afternoon of December 17 his year that continued until the late hours of that night, where that problem was discussed with the debates and discussions of all members who “crucified” former Prime Minister Shehu, the meeting of the morning of December 18, after the news that Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu had killed himself, the marathon meeting of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP on September 20, 1982, with the topic: “Analysis of serious mistakes of Kadri Hazbiu, committed during the period when he was deputy minister and minister of Internal Affairs ”, where Enver Hoxha initially started accusing Kadri Hazbiu, luring him as a“ loyalist of the Party ”, (in order for him to“ open his heart to the Party ”, speaking against former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu) , where at the beginning of his speech, Enver said: “After the coup in the army, we discovered the traitorous group in economics of Abdyl Këllez, Koço Theodhos and Kiço Ngjela with friends. We also discovered this group here; it was not discovered by the State Security. The same can be said about the discovery of the group of Fadil Paçrami, Todi Lubonja and a number of other people connected with them, such as Ismail Kadareja with friends, the Security did not reveal, but that hostile work was discovered by the Committee Central ”, etc.! All these and other documents with the logo ‘Top secret’, will be published in several issues in a row, exclusively by Memorie.al
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The document ‘Top secret’ with the minutes of the meeting of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the ALP, on the topic “Analysis of serious mistakes of Kadri Hazbiu, committed during the period when he was Deputy Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs” , held September 20, 1982
MEETING OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE ALP DATE SEPTEMBER 20, 1982
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: I think that Comrade Kadri should deepen all these messages that you gave, Comrade Enver, I said that our Ministry of Internal Affairs has in fact been a branch of the KGB with these extensions, as Comrade Kadri himself says. All the materials of our Ministry of Internal Affairs were taken by the Soviet advisers, whatever documents they wanted, they pulled them when they wanted and viewed them. In fact this ministry thus emerges as a branch of Soviet Security. There was no secret there for the Soviets, no figures, no collaborators, no documents, absolutely nothing.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We also brought a party instructor from the Soviet Union to the Central Committee for a year; I think they call him Tishenko. We assigned him an office and I gave it to Rita in connection with just giving her some news, nothing else. And he shook the door here all day, so after a few months he got up and left.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: That’s right, you did not stay long with us and got up and left.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: He did not stay, because no one depended on him. Thus, Comrade Kadri, we are socially dealing with this issue that has arisen, to be clear.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I understand, so thank you, Comrade Enver, thank you.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The point is to understand well, that it is of special importance.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I am saying, Comrade Enver, that I did not do this work with conscience and self-criticism, no matter how short I prepared, either in the Plenum, after the 5th Plenum, or when I came personally before you, express your feelings me as a party member. I have always seen my responsibility from the angle of the function entrusted to me by the Party, therefore I have expressed that I have a responsibility and I not only say this, but I also bear this responsibility.
After these remarks you made to me, rest assured that I will go deeper, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You definitely have to go deeper.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: It is time to say one more thing here, Comrade Enver. My responsibility can and will be whatever it is, just so you know, that I am who I have been in terms of loyalty to the Party, to the homeland and to you. This time he will try it. Those we discovered were enemies, and the task of the Party put me among them. But for one thing I assure you that, whatever mistake has been made by me and no matter how much he has harmed the Party, I will pay the damage I have caused, but never as a traitor. Keep that in mind, Comrade Enver.
I am conscious and I am telling you with all my heart, that my feelings are pure. I was never one to look at things with suspicion. This has been a flaw on my part, why such is my dough. This is how I judged, especially when it came to friends. I have raised an issue, I have formulated an opinion, but my weakness lies here that I did not take it to the end. I see all this as a marked lack in my formation as a communist, as a lack of especially vigilance.
As for relations with the Russians, Comrade Enver, I am telling you that we have not kept any secrets from them; we have given them everything why that is how we understood the directive at least that is how they were interpreted. What was read here for me is a little, maybe we gave them everything, but it matters that we officially gave them to them with our firm; however the Russians got in the Ministry of Internal Affairs everything they wanted.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Your friends should and will help you, but in the first place, try to help yourself, so that your friends can also help you. So says a proverb of the people.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, always in this context. Definitely, so be it, as you say.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: What Comrade Enver said that neither care has been shown by you, nor vigilance towards the Russians, is of great importance. The Russians themselves received documents from the Ministry of Internal Affairs that they were inside the department, but they also received a lot of materials from your subordinates. Here, the sick family that has existed in this ministry has been damaged a lot, which is of great importance.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Today you must judge the case deeply, Comrade Kadri. Let us take only the platform of the State Security bodies. Get read! You have certainly read it and considered it all. At the top of this document, it is marked “Top secret”, there is also a special instruction on who can and should be given. In the districts, only the first secretary of the Party Committee is given this document. Did Stalin do this or did Lenin, the adviser, Mehmeti, or Enver do it. The Politburo has assessed that this is a top secret document. Then why send yourself to the Soviet Security School? This is how the case should be judged.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I should not have been sent, I understand, but I am convinced of one thing, Comrade Enver, that I did not do it with my head. Let all the responsibility fall on me, but I have not taken such steps myself in this action. I think I might have asked. Maybe you need to get written authorization, but I did not do this with my head.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Do not justify this, Comrade Kadri that the Politburo did not have to give you special authorization, after the instruction was given in writing, as to who should and could be given this document.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: How did you not remember the instruction of this very important document, when you remembered the message that Comrade Enver gave you orally to close all the muscles to the Soviet advisers? How did you not remember who exactly you talked to to give it to the Russians?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, the Russians were dealing with the platform every day, Comrade Adil.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Reflect, Kadri, and if we say that we have in mind that the people loved the cadres of our generation who fought the war, both Marxist and patriarchal, tribal. When a cadre walks consistently along the Party line, that’s a good thing, but when something happens to its fault, it creates turmoil in the people, which becomes dangerous for the Party.
For the betrayal of Mehmet Shehu, no difficult situation was created for us, that he, except for some, was not loved by anyone, so we saw that the disappearance of his activity did not go with great pain for the Party, because of the person of vet. But when people hear what this enemy has done, even those who have had some nostalgia for him hate him.
One man said that Hysni Kapo was killed; the other does this even bigger, until it reaches my ears as if I am the one who told Vito that Hysni Kapo was killed. See how they mix this work? So I gave the order to follow this case and the person who will be found to be the source of this false news, should be handcuffed and imprisoned. Why the truth is that Hysni Kapo died in bed from cancer, a disease that is not inoculated, then there is no way you can kill Hysni Kapo and so on.
Ramiz informed me that the enemy had thrown brochures in front of him a few days ago, calling for “what are you doing, get up”! So do not try to find the one who says, “Arise!”
We have to go to these things in the end, to find out who they are, because we are not afraid of them. Yes the enemies do this in order to create difficult situations in the people. There is among us the micro-bourgeois sense of society, of family, of tribe, of kinship. All these exist and not only exist, even the underdeveloped people, they exist both in developed people and in the members of the Party and with these feelings they put us in some difficult situations to be adopted after the opinion, that is, or we walk obediently as opportunists after opinion, that is, either we walk obediently as opportunists with an opinion that does not understand a certain situation, or we walk against opinion, to tell people that we do not accept what you say, because this man is not to blame for what you say, he does not deserve the punishment you are asking for it.
Let’s not take the issue as if the Party is omnipotent, the Party is like that, omnipotent, but also the public opinion works, the “Arab newspaper” speaks to the people ear to ear.
Did you hear that? – says a man
Yes, I found out. I first hear from a man who has nothing to do with Enver Halili, before I am officially told by doctors that he has an ischemia in his head.
Where did you find out about this? – I ask.
Yes, they told me, he answers.
But who said that?
I was told in a chat, in a word in the market.
I do not know, but I say this so that everyone is clear that loyalty to the Party must be to the end, in every situation, the individual must stand unwavering towards the Party line. Namely not to be allowed to influence the sick public opinion on the conscience of a person to whom the Party has given a sentence. A measure may be something heavier than it should be, as some may judge, and in reality the measure may be something heavier, yet the Party still does not reject that man, because there are people who think:
Are you in position?
Then rub your arms, and when you are not in position, raise your legs. These norms, it seems to me, should always be taken into account in our work and we should judge them. I had these to say. Now you, Kadri, try to prepare this self-criticism for the meeting of the Politburo that we will do soon.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: When do you plan to hold the meeting of the Politburo?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Maybe after a week, I think. How do you say, friends, when we can do it?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: I think we should do it as soon as possible, because we have to approve the candidacies for deputies, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well then, when do you specifically think we should do it?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: We have divided the lists of candidacies for deputies, we have everything ready now.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, I have studied it and I am ready.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Now for how long can you, Kadri, get ready?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Now, as long as I need it, I will try to prepare self-criticism as soon as possible, but as long as I am a communist and as long as I am alive, I will reflect on these things, but in self-criticism I think to address the most basic issues.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, then what date do we have today?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Today is September 20th.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Tomorrow we have the government meeting,
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Yes, tomorrow we will finish the government meeting.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21, you will be at the government meeting, so from Saturday I think we will hold the meeting of the Politburo, on September 25. Until that day you have your self-criticism ready, you have time to reflect a little and be ready.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I will try very hard to do it, Comrade Enver, but it is good that my self-criticism is a synthesis, not to go into details. I do not know how to say on this issue.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We raised these issues here today based on the facts we have so far, and you can remember during these 4-5 days other facts, to which you can make a summary. .
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver, I understand that one should think seriously about this work, but keep in mind that I do not have much time available.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But there is no way we can postpone this issue any longer, because we have a lot of other work ahead to do.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, let’s not push it.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We have the meeting of the Front, the Youth Congress, the speeches that we will all prepare before the voters; we finally have before us the big November holidays.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Then we have the issue that we will inform the Party about the activity of the enemy Mehmet Shehu, that it was 9 months without informing him.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: It is especially the word that we will keep with the voters, will be given, as Ramizi said the information about Mehmet Shehu, that even the Politburo has not been informed about the continuation of the investigation of this enemy. For my part I have completed the material.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Even after the Political Bureau is informed, the Central Committee should be informed, I think.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Of course, the Central Committee should also be informed. Therefore, it seems to me, until Saturday, you, Kadri, have time, because there are five more days that you have the opportunity to think and prepare self-criticism.
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