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: I am convinced, Comrade Enver, that the notes are there.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: There is nothing there.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are you saying that I burned the documents in 1960, how come there were notes?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, Comrade Enver. I’m sorry, their documents, lists and file may have been burned, I told them, and the records are there, they are kept.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: More, we know the records and we will find other things in those records, but now we are discussing something else, we are talking about the documents that show your guilt. You have to understand and explain this, and that’s how it is, because you’re not explaining anything to us.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, good, good.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: This case officially started in 1955.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What has started?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Sending, giving our agency to the Soviets.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: After 1961, no serious analysis was done on this issue, the Central Committee was not informed, this happened by chance, why, if the case of Malo Hashorva had not come up, nor the extract of Ismail Qineti, would not have come to the Central Committee. You didn’t do any analysis on the basis of these data, nor did you come to inform the Central Committee and say, come on, Comrade Hysni, excuse us, but here we have Ismail Qinet, we have 20 soldiers, we had people in Hungary, we had in Romania.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: More, you have sent us information about very simple events, even about what someone said in Velabisht, or on the edge of the river, and you do not send us documents of such great importance. It’s something else, if as you say, I don’t know, it’s something else.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I… excuse me…!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This is another matter, I told you. I don’t forgive anyone, you know that. Those who have no mistakes, there is no need to forgive them. Those who have small mistakes, for my part, I forgive, while those who have big mistakes and faults, there is no reason to forgive them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I say about this, Comrade Enver, that I do not agree. My memory in no way allows me to say anything; I don’t know how we have dealt with this problem.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Then, prove it.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: Comrade Kadri, we are here in the Political Bureau and we have no curiosity to know on which day, in which room and with whom you talked. We don’t need you to talk to us about such things.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, yes…
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: You have been the Minister of Internal Affairs and a member of the Political Bureau for many years, what has been done to you is serious wrong actions. Then, why did you do this and why did you start? Tell us about the connection between our agency and that of the revisionists, this only came out in 1975. The mention of this issue to the Party even after 20 years, when the issue of Malo Hashorva came out, the failure to give the second answer to Hysni, who says that he knows nothing for this work, which means that the Central Committee of the Party does not know anything, it is a serious mistake on your part. Hysniu wrote about this on this matter and told you. If we were to assume that Hysniu would say something untrue, you would surely be revolted by this and would surely come and complain to Comrade Enver that this is not true, I have done this to him known to the Central Committee. Mirpo, you didn’t act like that, you kept silent, which means that the Central Committee, until 1975, really didn’t know anything. Then, starting from this, you made another request, and you also did not give this to the Central Committee!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, well, I bear the responsibility for this.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: You don’t say that.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, I bear the responsibility, we didn’t send it, I didn’t send it.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Look Kadri, don’t play with us here.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I don’t play.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Don’t say that I bear the responsibility, what you are going to tell us that you have no responsibility, the way you expressed it. You made mistakes and your mistakes are crimes, which you don’t say, you say: “that’s what I judged”, “that’s what I thought”, “I bear and it’s not like that”, etc. Yes, we do not eat grass here, because we have been fighting with the enemy elements for 40 years.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I agree, Comrade Enver, but don’t exclude me from this war with the enemies. Now the mistakes we made are mistakes, I think they are unconscious.
ALL FRIENDS: But how are these more Kadri mistakes, when these are very serious mistakes?
COMRADE RITA MARKO: He tells you in this process that he is an agent, while you have covered this up. Isn’t this a fault?!
(There is a break)
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Okay, Kadri, go ahead, you mean it, and we were talking about the material.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This material cannot be considered compromising, I think, for the reason that the Soviet advisers had a clear path; they took these materials to the ministry, without hindrance.
COMRADE MANUSH MYFTIU: To implicate you as well.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: To implicate me, no, because I knew that these works were done with authorization.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: From whom?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver, now, as I understand it, there was an internship there, which I found and I continued my relations with them.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, relations with them were not like that. It is clear to us that the relations with the Soviet advisers were not like that at all, in fact, Stalin himself told me: “we will give you some advisers, but within two or three years at most, they must leave”. In fact, that’s how it sounded, that’s how they stayed and left. In the State Security bodies, there were 8 advisers and one of whom was from the Soviet embassy, but then, after 1954, when he became a minister, 30-40 people came. So the opposite of what we had agreed with Stalin happened, that’s why there can’t be and hasn’t been any instruction from above.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Excuse me, Comrade Enver, did they come with my permission? I asked for these?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, they came as a two-door restaurant, they boarded the plane, they came here, and you welcomed them with applause and brought them into the offices.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, that is Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Did they get visas or not, I know that. Maybe they didn’t even get visas, maybe even without visas they came. The question arises, why didn’t the Soviet advisers come to other departments, but only to you?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: And when other times?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No other times, I said why they didn’t come to other sectors, but they left from all the others, while the opposite happened to you, they increased?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I don’t know how work has been in other sectors, Comrade Enver, but I…!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: it’s okay for me to say this, I know. I am the first secretary of the Central Committee, for you I have no documents, for the others I do.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, well, didn’t the Central Committee know that these advisers came to us?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The Central Committee knew from the beginning that 7 advisers came, and Stalin had told me about them that they would stay for 2-3 years and then leave, while for you, there were 40 people.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, Comrade Enver, the Central Committee didn’t know they had come?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, he didn’t know, he knew that only advisers had come, but how many, he didn’t know. In addition, he knew that every so-called adviser. The Central Committee was clear that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of People’s Defense were the most secret sectors of our state, it knew that there were trusted people in the State Security and it had not given any order for foreign advisers to poke their noses in. and their hands up to the elbow, in the documents of these sectors. Do you have documents for this?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: No, I haven’t.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: At that time?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: OK, I bear the responsibility for this.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You don’t just keep it in words; you keep your mouth full.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I keep my mouth shut, just one thing Comrade Enver…
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: What did you find?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Why was it not known from the Central Committee that all the advisors had come to the Ministry of Internal Affairs?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, I said it, you know, but not 40, even you didn’t know how many there were. Hekurani asked those who have the documents in the Ministry and found out that there were 40 people, he even called people from abroad to tell them who it was.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Do you have documents?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: There are no documents for this.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: In the Ministry of Internal Affairs, it was like a two-door restaurant, and you want the Central Committee to know whether or not there are documents, while you yourself know nothing about this. Memorie.al
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