Memorie.al publishes an archival document titled “Top secret” belonging to October 27, 1982, where the first secretary of the Party Committee of the district of Berat, Mine Guri, informs the Central Committee of the ALP about some cadres of State Security as: Refat Nenaj, Besnik Cani, Nuri Brahimi, Miti Shyti, Halim Velçani, Merdar Hasa, Tahir Çobani, Petraq Rrushi, Seit Zeqiri, Ligor Divjaka, Kudret Çollaku, Rustem Çipi, Janaq Lila, Skënder Lika, Haki Shehu , Ramazan Muka, Sokrat Bitri, Koço Eftimi, etc., accusing them of acts of immorality, hostile activity, agents of foreign intelligence, abuse of office, abuse, embezzlement, concealment of biography, display of nepotism, etc., etc.
Only a short time after the event of December 18, 1981, when Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu was found dead in his bedroom in mysterious circumstances which continue to be discussed even today, in all grassroots organizations and Party Committees of districts around the world. long meetings were held in the country, where it was discussed “in the spirit of the Plenum V of the Central Committee of the ALP and the speech of Comrade Enver Hoxha on the synoptic picture of the enemy of the polyagent Mehmet Shehu”. In all these meetings, as it is known in a large number of files with the logo “top secret” found in the Central Archives of the State, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Defense, many discussants who have taken the floor have thrown all kinds of accusations, true and half-true, with slander, fabrications, fabrications and gossip, and everything that has come to them. All this in the direction of the now deceased former Prime Minister, Mehmet Shehu, his family and those who were considered their collaborators, mentioning by name dozens of soldiers and senior cadres, from the center to the base. Likewise, these meetings intensified and took off, especially after October of that year (1982), when the Minister of Defense, Kadri Hazbiu (who had held the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs for almost three decades), was arrested. Interior), as well as Feçorr Shehu, the acting Minister of Interior as with Mehmet Shehu, the same picture was repeated for Hazbi and Feçorr Shehu. And after the end of these meetings, the secretaries of the basic organizations, the first Secretaries of the Party Committees of the districts, or the delegates from the Central Committee who assisted in those meetings, drafted the relevant reports-information and sent them to the Central Committee of the ALP where they were personally seen by Enver Hoxha himself. In these contexts of the events of that time, a meeting was held in the basic organization of the Party Committee of the Branch of Internal Affairs in Berat, as well as the Court of Prosecution of that district, where the first secretary of the district himself assisted., Mine Guri. Which is also made known by this archival document that contains the report-information made on this occasion by her (with the initials ‘top secret’), where she has summarized some of the ‘main issues’ that have emerged and been discussed there. And where it is clear that everything had only one purpose, that of slandering, denigrating and unmasking the people talked about there, accusing them mainly of immorality, hiding biographies, and all kinds of absurdities. But that actually meant and prepared the ground to accuse them later as collaborators of their former bosses, Feçorr Shehu, Kadri Hazbiu and Mehmet Shehu. We are publishing the document in question with abbreviations (removing only the propaganda parts) and with the full names of the accused, not for the purpose of denigration, but to understand (mainly the younger generation who did not live at that time), how it worked that regime of communist Albania before the ’90s, where after every “hostile group” that hit and eliminated Enver Hoxha, a wide circle of officials of different functions as well as their relatives were hit, being accused of collaborators of them.
ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY Top secret
Prot. Examples Nr. 1
Berat on 27.X.1982
Subject: Information: On the elaboration of the materials of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the Party in the party organizations of the Branch of Internal Affairs and of the Court and the Prosecution.
CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF P.P. ALBANIA
In the analyzes that were made in the basic organizations of the Party Committee of the Branch of P. Interior and the Court of the Prosecution for the conclusions of the Politburo and the decisions of the 5th Plenum of K.Q. of the Party, all communists expressed full solidarity with this important and vital decision of our Party. The discussion of all communists strongly reflected the steel unity around the Central Committee of the Party and Comrade Enver Hoxha. They once again expressed their great love for the party and Comrade Enver, with whom all the victories achieved by our people in the last four decades are connected.
In every discussion it turned out that the communists and the employees of these bodies will be eternally grateful to the Party and comrade Enver, who by defeating and liquidating the hostile group of Kadri Hazbi, Feçorr Shehu and their followers, saved the homeland, the people and socialism from the danger that threatened them. At the same time, all of them unanimously and with deep hatred condemned these enemies and collaborators of the agent and the enemy Mehmet Shehu and demanded that they be given a capital punishment by the people’s justice.
The communists also drew attention to the fact that for some issues related to the arrogant and contemptuous attitudes of Kadri Hazbi, Feçorr Shehu and their followers, towards others, they were known and lived by the communists, but they did not have the courage and initiative. to oppose and say them in Party or state ways. Some messages and orientations of these enemies have been blindly implemented even though it was known or said that they contradict the teachings of the Party and its norms and principles. In some cases, the communists have raised problems related to the purity of the moral-political figure of the employees of the bodies of Internal Affairs; for this issue, either it has not been completed or incomplete measures have been taken.
To some of the Communists of the Branch, at the time when Refat Nenaj was chairman, there was revenge when they criticized him, or the sector he covered for which he was responsible. Thus, an investigator just because he did not agree with him on an issue was reduced to responsibility and transferred to another district. There have been cases like this against other friends. Despite these, the general opinion of the communists is that in the last 4-5 years in the Internal Affairs Branch in Berat, the role of the basic organization of the Party has been becoming more and more perfect. On working with the framework and purity of their moral-political figure. In the implementation of the Party’s policy for the preparation, use and qualification of staff, as a result of hostile activity and its effects on the base there have been weaknesses and shortcomings, which are also reflected in the daily work. – Remarks were made for the preparation of the staff in order to intensify the military and ideo-professional preparation. It is necessary with the effective as well as the School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to decompose more topics on the Folk Martial Art, on the decisions and directives of the Party for the organs of the dictatorship of the proletariat, on the interpretation of socialist legitimacy and platform, etc. – To make more topics for the ideo-professional preparation of the employees of these bodies by generalizing the accumulated experience according to specific sectors and tasks. – To add training hours for combat training and shooting in the military training program. – In order to maintain the purity of the cadre figure, the Party’s orders for the turnover of cadres should be continuously implemented. Regarding this issue, remarks have been made that in many cases the Ministry has kept many cadres out of circulation or circulated within a short time, they returned to the Ministry with the support of Kadri Hazbiu and Feçorr Shehu. In many cases the Ministry of Internal Affairs admitted or kept in the bodies of internal affairs persons with impure moral-political figure. – Operational worker Nuri Brahimi, who came with a transfer from Lezha, has relatives of a woman with a bad political background. – The head of the Security section of the “Stalin City”, Besnik Cani, who was recently appointed to this position, was held in these bodies at a time when during the period he was engaged, the woman’s uncle was sentenced to 25 years prison as Greek intelligence agent. For this Besnik has made a biography supplement
Operational worker, Miti Shyti has escaped his second cousin from his father. For this issue a few years ago, he turned into a party candidate. – The driver of the MKZ ward of “Stalin City”, Halim Velçani, with bad political composition, although he was fired by our body for this reason, by order of Feçorr Shehu was reinstated again. Currently, recently removed, has retired. – Feçorr Shehu has defended the former vice president of the Branch, Refat Nenaj, who was arrogant, immoral, denigrating and forging. Feçorri imposed the Branch Party Committee not to expel Refat from the Party, coming to the discussion that took place for him in the Party Committee, at a time when the issue was being pursued by Raqi Iftica and Sotir Kokeri. – Merdar Hasa, today the head of the Gjirokastra Internal Affairs Branch, was also taken into defense, who was punished for immorality and nevertheless was held accountable. – Tahir Çobani, brother-in-law of Feçorr Shehu and member of the conspiracy of the Tirana Conference, was transferred back to Tirana, after working for two years in Ballsh. – The officer of the Lezha Branch of Internal Affairs, Petraq Rrushi, has sentenced his father-in-law to 25 years in prison as an agent of UDB. – Feçorr Shehu was supported by Ligor Divjaka, who is of a low character and has violated labor norms, transferring him from Tropoja to Lezha and later to the Ministry, where he is today. The operative workshop Seit Zeqiri was held responsible, who had falsified the criminal reports. – Kudret Çollaku together with his brother, were kept officers in Tirana, because they are relatives of Kadri Hazbiu. – Lulo Ymeri was appointed Chief of Investigation in Pogradec, at a time when he had committed immorality in the prosecutor’s office of a district where he served. – Deputy Chief of Investigation in Vlora, Rustem Çipi, returned to the center after two years from the time of circulation to be initially placed in an important place, but since the Bureau of the Tirana Party Committee for biographies not clean did not approve, however Rustemi was kept as chief investigator in the Directorate of Tirana, where he is today.
Janaq Lila, who was fired from the post of Deputy Director of Police because his daughter tore up the photo of the Party leader in a school in Tirana, supported by Feçorr Shehu, was held as a lecturer at the School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. – In the Skrapar Branch of Internal Affairs, some employees have tribal ties. Also, in the District Court and Prosecution, the deputy president of the court and the deputy prosecutor are spouses.
Skënder Lika, head of the branch in Peshkopi, had close relations with Feçorr Shehu, having family entrances and exits. – Haki Shehu, Mehmet Shehu cousin, has been transferred from the commander of the Bulqiza camp to the commander of the prison in Tirana. Ramazan Muka was also transferred from Peshkopia to the Ministry of Personnel. Ramadan is related to Haki Shehu. – The former police officer of the Berat Branch of Internal Affairs, Sokrat Bitri, now arrested in connection with the Lushnja event (Banda Xhevdet Mustafa, our note), when performing compulsory military service, was characterized by incorrect, undisciplined and immoral behavior. After the release at the request of the Lushnja Branch of Internal Affairs, these behaviors of Sokrat Bitri became known to him, but nevertheless he was taken into active service as a police officer in that Branch. Regarding Sokrat Bitri, it was also raised that when he was in Berat, often without permission with the intervention of Koço Eftimi, a former employee of the Berat Branch of Internal Affairs and now in the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Tirana. One week before Sokrat Bitri was arrested, Koço met with him. – In the Department of Internal Affairs there have been cases of violation of the moral image of employees, which appeared in relations with the people, in alcoholic beverages, mitigation of class war, etc. For this, various party and state measures have been taken, until his release./Memorie.al