Part twenty four
Memorie.al/publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (the fund of the former PPSh Central Committee), which belong to the year 1982, where there is a file with relations, reports, instructions, information, letters, minutes of meetings of the Political Bureau, the Secretariat of the Central Committee, etc., regarding the “hostile activity” of the member of the Political Bureau and the Minister of People’s Defense, Kadri Hazbiu, as well as some of his closest collaborators, such as : Feçor Shehu, Mihallaq Ziçishti, Llambi Peçini, Zoi Themeli, etc., who were accused by Enver Hoxha, as “the main collaborators of the police agent Mehmet Shehu”. In the file in question, there is also a document with Kadri Hazbi’s self-criticism, dated September 27, 1982, sent to Enver Hoxha and the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PPSh, regarding “his poor work at the head of the Ministry of of Internal Affairs and the lack of vigilance, for not detecting hostile groups, all of which the party and Comrade Enver had discovered”. In this document, the former head of the Ministry of the Interior writes: “From the beginning of September, when I was getting my hair cut, a driver who works with the transport lines abroad came to me and told me that, returning from abroad, the drivers they had spoken badly about my fate. I didn’t ask him what he had been told, but I told him to go and report it where it should be. He added in more detail that he had spoken to the companion who stays with me, which I ordered him to report. He told me that he had done this. I don’t know whether I told him about this case or not, friend Hekuran. After a few days when I returned from a 3-4 day service, my family told me for the first time that they are taking us on the phone and so on, in meetings they ask about you, where are you and how are you, because we have heard things not good, as if we have escaped as a family abroad, as if I have been dismissed from my position as Minister of Defense, etc. I told you that anyone who asks about us, you say we are fine and don’t engage in further conversation. I emphasize that these things have spread so much that even one of the workers who serves in my family left without expecting that something is happening with me and my family. All these things, I told my friend Ramiz, together with my opinion that there is not enough fight against these harmful slogans and that they are spreading from Tirana in the first place”. Likewise, the document in question also contains the minutes of the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PPSh, held on October 8, 1982, where the “hostile activity of Kadri Hazbi” from the period after the war when he was in the position of Chief of Army Security, which has brought fierce debates, they all discussed, starting from: Adil Çarçani, Hekuran Isai, Simon Stefani, Manush Muftiu, Rita Marko, Prokop Murra, Photo Çami, Lenka Çuko, Pali Miska, Besnik Bekteshi, Muho Asllani and Llambi Gegprifti. Even the debates and strong tones in that meeting were not absent between Enver Hoxha and Kadri Hazbiu, which continued throughout the meeting, for several sessions. But for more about these, we know the document, which is published for the first time by Memorie.al
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The document with the minutes of the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PPSh, held on October 8, 1982, where the “hostile activity” of Kadri Hazbi was analyzed
ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY TOP SECRET
OF THE MEETING OF THE POLITICAL BUREAU OF THE PPS CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON OCTOBER 8, 1982
- Discussion on the serious words of friend Kadri Hazbiu
- Approval of the report on transport to the plenum
All members of the Political Bureau are present at the meeting.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEETING
The meeting was opened and led by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the PPS, Comrade Enver Hoxha.
Discussion on the serious crimes of comrade Kadri Hazbiu.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: He left when the Vlora base was cleared.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How did he go?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, this issue has happened before.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: How next?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, this happened before the discovery of Teme Sejko.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, the Soviets had fled and Arifi was there at the base at that time. Now, as I recall, talking after the verification, we concluded as I told you.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: If, after the “verification”, it was concluded that Panayot the Elder came and joined the Soviet, since he was a saboteur, why didn’t you immediately ask for the Soviet to be removed from our country? Why was this issue not brought up to the party?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This, a fugitive general, had come to us as a saboteur?!
COMRADE RITA MARKO: The fugitive general, the former director of the Border and also the former director of our Geology.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Why wasn’t the Party told at that time that Panayot Plaku had joined the Soviet?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I think the Party has been told, if I haven’t told Comrade Enver, this is another matter, yes…
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Well, how can you not tell Comrade Enver about such an important issue?!
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Panajot Plaku entered as a saboteur and don’t tell Comrade Enver?! How is it possible?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: You informed Comrade Enver about small things, but not about this?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, he was told the time!
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: And who was told, Comrade Enver?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I don’t know now who was told.
ALL THE FRIENDS: Wow, do you remember that it was said to the Central Committee, but to whom personally, you don’t remember that?!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Look, Kadri, you remember that at that time the Soviets accused us that our Kalamaites attacked “Ana Pavllova” with stones. Do you remember this event now? Let’s face it, it was 1961.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Who?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, this issue came up during the Teme Sejko process.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, at that time Panajot the Elder was here.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: I understand, but the name of this Soviet came from Teme Sejko. If we knew it on behalf of the Soviets, we would tell them, what are you talking about “Ana Pavllova”, you expect saboteurs here, so we would use this fact against the Soviets, but this matter was never told to us then, to no one has he been told?!
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: You don’t know this, because if you did, the Party would have it as an argument to use against the Soviets.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Comrade Enver, in the “Synoptic Table on Mehmet Shehu’s agent activity”, writes that: I still don’t know what connection and what role Mehmet Shehu had at this time with Teme Sejko’s groups, in cooperation with the 6th American Fleet in the Mediterranean, with Yugoslavia and with Greece and all the assets, this is how it has remained. Kadri, Comrade Enver and the Party, make this request for you that are why you have to explain to us, that you told us that you followed the investigation yourself, you went and saw the processes yourself, that you followed the Security with concern, etc.
At that time, you should explain to us better the hostile activity of Mehmet Shehu, which was discussed twice in the Political Bureau, in the Central Committee and in the plenums of the districts in December 1981, the materials of the Political Bureau were read where the facts were presented to the Party many, which showed that he was a long-time and active agent of the Americans, the British, and the Soviets and the Yugoslavs. We also heard here some first data of the investigation, that is, very important materials, which spoke and shed light on the fact that we are dealing with a very dangerous activity here.
Comrade Enver called you and made you aware of all this, that’s why during all this time of nearly ten months, you did not call yourself to analyze before the Party asked for this, you are doing this on September 27, 1982 ? How do you explain this attitude? I say that this is a disregard on your part in the face of all this concern that the Party has had, related to the activity of these enemies. This, if nothing else, is arrogance on your part, a dishonest and hostile attitude, which is also evident in the five-page appendix you made to your self-criticism. You were very worried and you told us that you were going crazy from the slogans you were hearing and held the Party accountable, which allegedly did not fight them.
First, where do you get them and who brings you these slogans? Then, how do you use insulting words for the first secretary of the Party Committee of the district of Tirana, the candidate of the Political Bureau, Comrade Prokop Murra, saying that he has done “cucumbers” in Peza, not presenting you as a minister. How dare you do that?
Secondly, don’t you want to say that it is wrong that the Party asked you to analyze your work? Regarding this analysis that we are doing, I think that your self-criticism is neither correct nor honest. Kadri Hazbiu has reservations and in this way he does not help the Party, that’s why I say that he should be expelled from the Central Committee, of course also from the Political Bureau. I also think that it should be proposed to the relevant bodies that he be dismissed from the position of the Minister of National Defense, for a pronounced lack of vigilance in the direction and for weakness when he was in the position of the Minister of Internal Affairs, and that he be asked to do new self-criticism, before the Party. His position in the Party depends on his further analyzes and positions.
The analyzes that we have done for all this hostile activity of Mehmet Shehu and his collaborators, the words of Comrade Enver in the deep analysis that he makes of this agency activity, have lifted the hearts of all those non-party workers, who heard, have aroused a great respect for Comrade Enver. We all listened with great attention to this strong and saving analysis, which will further arm the Party, strengthen the unity of its ranks around the Central Committee, with Comrade Enver at the head and the people around the Party. Enemies will be mercilessly fought and trashed, just like all the others that have been discovered before. The people, with the Party and all the communists at the head, have taken Comrade Enver’s call to the “Synoptic Table for the hostile activity of the enemy Mehmet Shehu” as a dedication to work, vigilance and protection, that’s why I also agree with all the proposals that the friends made.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: I read Kadri Hazbi’s self-criticism very carefully, like all other friends. For me, this is completely unsatisfactory and unacceptable, why in his self-criticism, comrade Kadri Hazbiu, not only does not accept and does not take responsibility for his grave faults and responsibilities, but also accuses the Central Committee and the secretary of the Central Committee, which, according to him, he informed, regarding all those compromising and very serious documents that were given to the Soviet agency by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where he headed for a long time. This is a method as low as it is unmasking in my opinion, because the evidence is these documents, which we saw and which we have in our hands, where black is written on white.
The content of these documents, down to the details, does not accept, does not match the hypotheses “I remember this and I remember that”, “I think I talked to this, or that”, “I don’t believe I did it in my head “, as he said in the Secretariat of the Central Committee, and other such hypotheses. Kadri’s self-criticism, if we will call it as such only from the title, because the content does not smell like that at all, not only is it a chronological description of some data, mainly from those recorded in documents and nothing There is nothing new, but as I said, in essence it is and turns into an accusation. That’s why I think that it is completely unacceptable, just as the answers that you gave to the questions that were asked here are completely unsatisfactory, even some of them, he stood by them even with swashbuckler, when he answered with accountability, not in the form of giving an account. Today, friend Kadri, it is the Political Bureau that is holding you accountable and does not allow you to return and hold it accountable.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Who did I ask for an account, friend Adil?
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: From the answers so far, this is their form, demanding accounts.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Please let him speak his opinion.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Kadriu has not delved into his faults and responsibilities, as was also said at the meeting of the Central Committee Secretariat, to reveal them to the root, bringing out the reasons that prompted him to these very serious actions dangerous, the faults and the special responsibilities it has. I think it is clear to us why it is done and with what certain goals it is done, with what known methods to hide and deny the truth, which, especially when it is based on authenticated documents, does not tolerate excuses and denials absurd that reeks of lack of sincerity and careful maneuvering.
Therefore, the question arises for all of us: Why does Kadri Hazbiu take this position? Is he missing memory? Or did he not have time to reflect, get to know documents and make a deep analysis in his self-criticism, as he was asked. For all of us, it is clear that neither one nor the other will last. From what we have known him for a long time here, in the Political Bureau, but also in other party and state bodies, in my opinion, he has a very sharp memory and time to reflect on his responsibilities at the same time. , because some of his close associates in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, have been arrested for several months as dangerous agents and conspirators in the great conspiracy organized against the Party and our people’s power, led by the super-spy, Mehmet Shehu .
Comrade Kadri did not do such a thing and he leaves for the purpose of responsibility. But this, in the first place, is bad for him, because the Party and the Politburo have a lot of experience in this direction and are able to judge with coolness and objectivity, not with party and hypothetically, but on the basis of logic of the events, on the basis of the documents, and draw the relevant conclusions, therefore, also the respective guilts and responsibilities of Kadri Hazbiu.
Based on the facts and data that were made available to us by the Central Committee, we legitimately have the question and concern, why you, comrade Kadri, after all these events, after the suicide of the enemy Mehmet Shehu and the discovery, especially in The Ministry of Internal Affairs, of enemies such as Feçor Shehu, Llambi Peçini and Mihallaq Ziçishti, who has been your Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs for a long time, and several other key cadres of this ministry, such as the director of The investigation, etc., you did not reflect and do an analysis on those directions on which these enemies could have worked and damaged more! You should have done this, because you had long experience in the work of the State Security and thus help in uncovering the root of all their hostile activity.
It was up to you, in the first place, to do such a thing, as a member of the Political Bureau, to help the Party, but also Comrade Hekuran, as a young man who has been appointed to work in that department, although the order was given from friend Enver, but you didn’t do that. This is an unjustifiable passive attitude, at a time when the war was everywhere to discover the enemies of and their great conspiracy against the Party and Comrade Enver. This year has been a year of great struggle and work, precisely to discover these conspiracies, therefore it belonged to you more than anyone else, and who did not do such a thing on your own initiative, but even now. Memorie.al
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