Memorie.al publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), which have been unknown for 40 years and see for the first time the light of publication, where is a voluminous file with secret materials and documents belonging to the months of October 1982, where is reflected the material of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ALP entitled “On the pronounced lack of vigilance and serious mistakes of Comrade Kadri Hazbiu at the time he was Minister of Interior “, written self-criticism of Kadri Hazbiu,” Decision of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP on expulsion from the Central Committee and the Party and dismissal from all state and social functions of Kadri Hazbit ”, as well as the minutes of the Plenum of the Central Committee held on 13 and 14 October 1982 in the main hall of the building of the Central Committee, where the work was discussed and analyzed and the activity of the Minister of National Defense, Kadri Hazbiu, who is accused of his “hostile activity” for the period of almost 30 years when he served as Minister of Internal Affairs. The complete file with all the documents that is published for the first time by Memorie.al, where in addition to the material “Top secret”, of the Politburo with accusations against the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Kadri Hazbiu, the minutes of Plenum, where Enver Hoxha and most members of the Politburo as: Ramiz Alia, Adil Çarçani, Foto Çami, Hekuran Isai, Manush Myftiu, Simon Stefani, Haki Toska, Pali Miska, Prokop Murra, Spiro Koleka, Rita Marko, Lenka Çuko, Muho Asllani, Llambi Gegprifti, Vangjel Çerava, and the Central Committee of the ALP, as; Nexhmije Hoxha, Gafur Çuçi, Xhelil Gjoni, Pilo Peristeri, Sofo Lazri, Piro Kondi, Petro Dode, Behar Shtylla, Shefqet Peçi, Qemal Bregasi, Dritëro Agolli, Mine Guri, Themie Thomai, Mehmet Elezi, Lumturi Rexha, Tefta Cami, , Harrilla Papajorgji, Anastas Kondo, Miti Nito, Sulejman Baholli, Halil Leli, Jashar Menzelxhiu, Enver Halili, Ali Vukatana, Tahir Minxhozi, Naunka Bozo, Luan Muhameti, Rexhep Kolli, Ndreçi Plasari, Sofie Çuadari, Nezir Jo, etc. have only accused former Minister Hazbiu, as a close associate of former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu, but have also debated fiercely with him throughout the two-day plenum meeting, asking him to give explanations about the work and activity of from the day he sat in the minister’s office, starting from relations and relations with Russian advisers, the Tirana Conference in 1956, to “his cooperation with hostile groups” led by Teme Sejko, Beqir Balluku, Abdyl Këllezi dh of the “polyagent” Mehmet Shehu, as well as the decisions dismissals from duties and for the expulsion from the Central Committee of Rexhep Koli, Nazar Berberi, Veli Llakaj, Ndreçi Plasari, etc.
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Minutes ‘Top secret’ of the meeting of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP, held on 13 and 14 October 1982
ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY
CENTRAL COMMITTEE Top secret
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 5TH PLENUM OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF ALP ON OCTOBER 14 AND 14, 1982
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You have objections with everyone.
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, let time show, you say how you want.
(Friends express dissatisfaction and anger).
COMRADE NEDIN HOXHA: I wanted to say a word too.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Say, two words.
COMRADE NEDIN HOXHA: Regarding what Mrs. Naunka said: At the government meeting, like all the people, after we heard about the hostile activity of Mehmet Shehu, Kadriu said his word with absolute confidence for the Party and of course the first meeting of the government took place and we would say our word, that we have to say and we still have to go deeper, to find exactly what the Party wants. I got up and I spoke.
As soon as I started talking about Mehmet Shehu, as I judged him with the same intention to express my opinion, Kadriu intervened: “you, he said, go below, and tell us about the plan, because there you have evil”. I will also talk about the plan, – I said, yes I am a member of the government, it is the first time that the government meets after the condemnation of the hostile activity of Mehmet Shehu and as a communist and cadre, I have the right to say my opinion.
It did not end there, he was telling me: “you always stick your tongue out in front of your teeth”. Of course a couple of friends intervened there and did what’s all right. I mean these are what friends say they are.
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, they are written, Comrade Nedin, at the government meeting.
COMRADE NEDIN HOXHA: They are written.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: They are written.
KADRI HAZBIU: If so, fine.
COMRADE NAUNKA BOZO: I think we should look at the proposal made by Comrade Enver.
COMRADE VELI LLAKAJ: Comrade Enver, is there a possibility?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Order, speak!
VELI LLAKAJ: There was a radio network for the Tirana garrison, where the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Prime Minister were also present. Does Kadriu Hazbiu know anything about this work, how it was organized, how it was set up and why?
Secondly, forgive me a lot, because it seems to me how I, Mehmet Shehu, two or three days before he killed himself, called me and Nazar Berberi at home to give us an order that “the tank brigade of do not move without my order.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes.
VELI LLAKAJ: Kadri Hazbiu should say what he knows about this work, how they told him, how they brought him after one or two days, how I told him and let him clarify this issue and comrade Nazar Berberi, let us clarify these things .
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Let’s clarify.
VELI LLAKAJ: And thirdly, I got engaged to my daughter with Arif Hasko’s son. About this a year and a half or two years ago I asked many comrades of the Party who knew him as I knew him, among others I asked Kadri Hazbiu as Minister of Internal Affairs and he could know something about him, despite the fact that I knew as much as I could.
Kadri Hazbiu recommended me to make this engagement. Why did he recommend me, when he knew that Arif Hasko was a spy? He wanted to make friends with me with Arif Hasko who was a spy and to compromise me in this case, as Mehmet Shehu did with Turdi?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Clearly, he explained. The questions are clear.
KADRI HAZBIU: For the radio network, comrade Enver, I do not know, the same Ministry of National Defense has sent us and comrade Veli knows well as a rule, with all the units of the Tirana garrison. Even when I was the Minister of Internal Affairs and now that I have been the Minister of National Defense, this radio has been full of codes, with each other prepared by the General Staff, reconciled with all the departments and passed by the liaison directorate. This is a fact. To be watched.
Neither you nor Nazari told me about the tank brigade, that Mehmet Shehu gave the order not to move without his order. This is an indisputable fact.
VELI LLAKAJ: No, no, what I told you two or three days before the meeting of the Politburo.
KADRI HAZBIU: Nothing, you did not tell me anything. I found out about this when it was found out, when it was told to me by my friends.
VELI LLAKAJ: No, I told you, if we accept things openly, sincerely.
KADRI HAZBIU: Let us accept things openly, comrade Veli, like that.
VELI LLAKAJ: I told you and there are documents in the Ministry of People’s Defense, to the operative, that Mehmet Shehu, three days before committing suicide, urgently asked Nazar Berberi, who was in Gjader. You know this fact very well.
KADRI HAZBIU: I know this?
VELI LLAKAJ: Yes, yes, I came and told you: Comrade Kadri, “Comrade Minister, and Mehmet Shehu urgently asked Nazar Berber like this, and so on.”
KADRI HAZBIU: Oh, yes, he asked for it.
VELI LLAKAJ: You told me that “I know this job, why he called me home. He went, he signaled for his bride and comrade Ramiz is aware of this, so do not worry “. I did not go to Mehmet Shehu.
KADRI HAZBIU: Ore, let’s not confuse things.
VELI LLAKAJ: One minute, one minute.
KADRI HAZBIU: If we do not confuse things now, please (speaks very nervously). The on the issue of tanks.
VELI LLAKAJ: Well, this is related.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, no, it does not connect, it does not connect. That’s another matter, do you understand? My son-in-law had made an announcement to the Central Committee of the Party, where he wrote that he had seen the bride of Mehmet Shehu’s son who had met a Frenchman and when he saw him, he had been with Nazar Berber drinking coffee. I knew that. And Nazari told me that Mehmet Shehu called me about this issue. I have said this. Yes it is not tank work here.
VELI LLAKAJ: That’s right.
KADRI HAZBIU: Ë?
VELI LLAKAJ: That’s right.
KADRI HAZBIU: Is that so? Then he is another problem.
VELI LLAKAJ: Yes, I asked Nazar.
KADRI HAZBIU: Oh, I do not know.
VELI LLAKAJ: I asked Nazar why he called Mehmet Shehu, here he is and let him say.
KADRI HAZBIU: One minute, one minute.
VELI LLAKAJ: He told me that he had called him for a sign, here is Nazar Berberi and let him say.
KADRI HAZBIU: That is another job.
VELI LLAKAJ: Mehmet Shehu neither called me nor told me anything.
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know that.
VELI LLAKAJ: To verify if Mehmet Shehu called me and gave me an order not to move the tanks.
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, that’s another job. We talked about this issue together and I knew Nazari was called for this problem. Nazari also told me that he had called Mehmet Shehu for this issue. I know that and comrade Ramiz necessarily knows that.
Now let me answer another question about the case of Arif Hasko.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: No, come on.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Let Nazar clarify that issue.
NAZAR BERBERI: I was drinking coffee in the hotel “Tirana” together with Kadri Hazbiu’s son-in-law. I was there with my wife and after drinking coffee, I returned home. The next day Mehmet Shehu called me and asked: were you in the hotel “Tirana”? I was, – I told him.
KADRI HAZBIU: You told me that he asked me on the phone?
NAZAR BERBERI: Yes.
KADRI HAZBIU: But Veliu says that he called you at home.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: He knows himself, do not influence him (says Kadri Hazbi).
VELI LLAKAJ: He called her at home.
NAZAR BERBERI: He asked me on the phone and then called me at home. I told Veliu.
VELI LLAKAJ: Yes, you told me.
NAZAR BERBERI: Mehmet Shehu asked me if I had been to the hotel “Tirana”, and if I had seen his son’s bride who had met some French people. I told her that I did not know the bride and I did not see anything, but the friend who was with me is sincere and he has seen it that way, – I said, he does not know how to lie, so she will have met them, that at the time I drank the coffee I was with my back to the door. He who has told about this does not lie therefore it will be true. We did not talk about the problem of tanks and other things, nor did he tell me anything about tanks.
VELI LLAKAJ: Well, comrade Nazar, you told Kadri that he had called you to ask if you had seen his son’s bride who had met a Frenchman and you told me that you had opened the ammunition ladder and I told you why you took this chart because it’s too secret.
NAZAR BERBERI: No, no.
VELI LLAKAJ: I did not take the board, – he told me, I was telling him orally that I knew it by heart (all my friends say: it is the same).
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, answer Veliu about this, because here is the issue.
NAZAR BERBERI: We did not talk about the table, Comrade Enver, and we did not exchange any other words except the problem I mentioned. “You saw it,” he told me. “I do not even know him,” I told him, “it will be the same, because the person who saw him is sincere and does not lie to you.”
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Where did Veliu get that issue from the table?
NAZAR BERBERI: We did not talk about the table.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, no, here Veliu is.
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: Then Veliu is lying?
VELI LLAKAJ: We talked, Comrade Ramiz, with the Chief of General Staff with the former operational director and former Deputy Minister Maliq Sadushi, that really, I tell you honestly, I have a very heavy responsibility before the Party for this problem that I did not inform, I was only satisfied with what I informed the Minister of People’s Defense, Kadri Hazbiu. That I was worried. I, before the 8th Party Congress, knew as much as I knew about Mehmet Shehu, not as much as Kadri knew about self-criticism and engagement. I was worried why he asked so urgently for Nazari to come from Gjadri ?! Memorie.al
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