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: Yes, it is possible to find the documents, Comrade Enver, as well as these others that we are talking about, that were asked questions and that the comrades rightly raised questions about them that it may happen that documents are found.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: But we looked for these and didn’t find them?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are these good?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Order?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are these good to come out? Do these ease or burden you?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: In any case, Comrade Enver, if they want to burden me, if they want to ease me.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Let the Party judge them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, let the Party judge.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, you say that they may be and they may not be.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I say so, Comrade Enver, that a long time has passed, yes I sent it, didn’t I send this, are there notes, are there not notes, it’s hard to say , friend Enver took. How can I say now, to tell you categorically that it is so, come and remember all these things!
COMRADE RITA MARKO: You were the Minister of Internal Affairs for a long time. The long head even, I help you to remember, especially the main issues, that you repeated to us a hundred times that of the long time. Long time helps, it strengthens.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: There is one more thing, Kadri that we are saying with words, while you deny us and say that there are no documents. When we talk to the documents, you say you don’t remember! By staying this way, it complicates the problem worse; it is complicating it because it does not help us to clarify the situation. In this sense, I have the issue that you complicate, that you force us to draw conclusions and then we draw them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I have drawn my conclusions since I took responsibility for this, Comrade Ramiz.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, I can tell you specifically about this, you have seen the report made by these two friends who were mentioned and you think that this is a dirty job. I say this, as I think about it now; this is a really dirty job.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: And you thought: “Eh, what can I give Comrade Hysni this material?”
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Me?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Wait a minute, let me draw the conclusion. I’m sorry I’m asking you: why didn’t you send this to your friend Hysni? You say you don’t remember, and then let me draw the conclusion. Please, just as I allow you to say that I didn’t send it to you, that I don’t remember it, allow me now to draw a conclusion from this, and my conclusion is this and it is more logical. They prepared this report for you, which show a dirty job. You are not stupid, you understand that with this work that has been done, the account stinks and you think: we have made a big mistake, the Central Committee, there are no documents, writes Hysni Kapoja, so why should I send this material, without any hen, why should I “come in”?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Can I ask a small question regarding this issue?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, do it.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Wasn’t it possible for me to destroy this document?!
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, you couldn’t destroy it, because if you did, you would compromise Mustafa Kondo, Koli Shuke, Ismail Qinetin, Gaqo Mborjen, Mehmet Çaka and all those mentioned in them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What do you say; other documents may have been destroyed? But why do you think that way? Why should one speak so suspiciously? Why did we?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What are these things that Kadri is talking about? How do you talk like that? What you do here is not spoken.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Come on, what we are saying is more logical.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Okay, should I hide these things from the Party?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This means that you also burned other documents there.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I didn’t burn anything.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then, why are you bringing this up?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I did not burn it, but if you raise the issue as Comrade Ramiz says, it means that I hid these things from the Party.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, you hid from him, that you sent something else to Hysni. Why didn’t you send it to him?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Come on out, don’t be in a hurry, because there is a logic here.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Explain to us a bit differently, Kadri, did you send something else to the Central Committee? Why didn’t you send it to him?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: But now how do I know. How can I say, I sent it? Maybe I didn’t even send it and it’s there!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, here is the clock, where are the documents.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Yes, this one here writes “Example No. 1”!
COMRADE MUHO ASLLANI: In your self-criticism, you say that let the Party clarify these issues, but you should clarify them, you are the one who should clarify them for the Party, and don’t let us clarify them, clear up yourself, all that you have done.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I am speaking as much as I can.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Not only that, but even when the Party brings out documents, precisely to clarify the issues, Comrade Kadri, instead of going deeper and accepting the issues as they are, says that he does not remember them, or that it is not like that, or the other one is not like that, so it does not clear them up. This is how the party brings out facts and documents for clarification, and you say, why are you bringing them out?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, what am I saying? I have not hidden these actions from the Party, I don’t accept this, I don’t accept this, which I am told with conscience.
COMRADE LENKA CUKO: But why didn’t you succeed then?
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Excuse me for a minute; do we have the right to draw a logical conclusion for this position? Then why do you make such a denial?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I do not accept it. You are right, but I have the right to draw a conclusion, as you do.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Look, Kadri! Even Mehmet Shehu had his own logic, but that logic was anti-party. Even others like him had their own logic, to destroy the people’s power, but we do not accept this logic, do you understand? Your case is like that too. We put your documents in front of you; you conscientiously contradict us here, saying that you do not accept them. We talk with documents made with your own hand!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, Comrade Enver, I have no objection to that.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Who do you object to?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I have an objection to this, as a work I have done, forgive me for the dirty expression I will use, as if I had hidden this work from the Central Committee. Here, I do not accept this.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, you hid, that this happened in 1975, when you sent Hysni Kapo a sheet and a half with Ismail Qineti’s materials. Why didn’t you send this big one to him, you are telling him that we burned the documents and they went peacefully.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Who are they?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Me, my aunt’s sons, what who, what who?! Why are we talking here?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver, these problems, as I understand them, as I have explained them and to what extent I am convinced, this agency, as we have had it, we have taken it out, we have dealt with it, we have done it and I am convinced that she is in the Central Committee, as names. The documents disappeared in 1966; it is possible that the lists, documents and each other disappeared in 1975. The problem arose for one or two people, who had not yet been clarified on this issue. At that time, since these documents had disappeared as invalid, these friends were called to reproduce them and this material came out on my initiative, damn it!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, time, no, this material did not come out on your initiative, it was made in 1975. In this year, Hysni Kapoja asked you Malo Harshova and that’s it. Until 1975, you never spoke about this issue. Here you answered me!
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Yes, tell us, why didn’t you send it to the Central Committee?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I called them in 1975 to reproduce this material.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Until 1975, you never spoke about these documents.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I haven’t spoken for a while, but I called them on my own initiative.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: What about your initiative? Hysni Kapoja asked you for this material, because Malo Harshova’s work came out.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You answered me, why didn’t you notify the Central Committee until 1975? This one.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I say that I have notified.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, do you have documents?
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Until 1975, he did not announce anything. If he notified, then where are the documents?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I have announced.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, this one has documents that were burned. You tell me that those documents had no value. And we think that those documents had great value, do you understand? Then, you don’t tell us, from whom did you get the order to burn the documents? These were functionaries of our state, you had ordered them to do and they had not committed any crimes, therefore the documents should stay there. Memorie.al
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