Memorie.al publishes a voluminous archival file issued by the institution of the Authority for Information of Former State Security Files, where there are hundreds of documents with the logo “Top secret” belonging to the former political prisoner, Xhavit Qesja, originally from the city of Kruja, whose family during the period of occupation of the country, 1939-1944, was closely associated with the Anti-Fascist Movement, being one of its main bases and made available all the wealth it had, as Xhavit was one of the first members of the Albanian Communist Party for the Kruja district, leading the Kruja-Ishëm partisan battalion and the 22nd Assault Brigade. Xhavit Qese’s political career after the end of the War, where he was appointed and served in senior positions in the Albanian Army, the apparatus of the Central Committee of the ALP, and several districts of the country, from where he was sent to study in the Soviet Union, where stayed until 1957, when he was announced to return to Albania urgently, after openly expressing his views in favor of the political line followed by the main Kremlin leader, Nikita Khrushchev, condemning the Stalin cult. Enver Hoxha’s conversation with Xhavit Qesen in his office in the Central Committee, where he sharply criticized him for the wrong views he had shown during his studies in Moscow, urging him to reflect and make self-criticism, but Xhavit rejected the suggestion of the first secretary of the Albanian Labor Party, which caused him to no longer be allowed to go to the Soviet Union to complete his studies, but to be sent to work as deputy chairman of the Elbasan Executive Committee, from where a year later, he was expelled from the Party and exiled to Zvërnec Island, where the communist regime kept isolated some of the former senior party and state cadres whom he had condemned for their anti-party views. Xhavit Qes’ long ordeal and persecution from 1957 to 1990, where he spent a full 32 years in prison and internment, being one of the few Burrel prison convicts to go on long hunger strikes in protest of the treatment and savage attitude of the communist regime of Enver Hoxha towards him. The complete form, investigative and judicial file in charge of Xhavit Qeses, which is published for the first time by Memorie.al, which contains the documents of the former State Security that reflect the prosecution and wiretapping against him, the reports of Security collaborators with pseudonyms their correspondence with the letters he sent to the highest party and state instances, as well as the highest leaders of the ALP, until 1991 when he was released from prison!
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Document with the decision of the State Security Operational Worker, Avni Mehmeti, for the transfer of Xhevit Qeses file, from Elbasan to Tirana
APPROVED VERY SECRET
DIRECTORATE P. INTERIOR Model No.5
On the transfer of the form file No. 409 dated. 10-11-1957. I Operational Worker of the Directorate of Internal Affairs Elbasan, seeing the materials of the form file of Xhavit Qeses, categorized 2 / A as an anti-party element.
That the mentioned Xhavit Qesja, based on decision no. 12 dated 1/7/1958, of the Deportation Deportation Commission, was arrested and sent to the District of Vlora.
Guided by the instruction of the agency elaborations of the enemy element, notified by order of the Minister P. Interior No. 364 dated 1.8.1958.
To transfer the form file of Xhavit Qesë, through the file to the Ministry of Interior (Branch II) Tirana, based on the verbal notification made by Branch II.
Report-information of the State Security Operational Worker, Raqi Zavalani, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Vigëlenti”, regarding the conversations that the convicts in each other have in each other in the Zvërnec camp
R A P O R T
From 15-31 / 8/1958. During these days, the following issues have been discussed by the following persons:
Nuri Huta, talks among other people, that is, everyone that: the Germans are brave and he linked their bravery with the massacres they committed in Albania and other countries, to shoot anti-fascist and communist people, says about them that they are disciplined and, as they proclaimed, linked to the firing orders given to the anti-fascist people, does not speak at all and does not value the war of the Soviet people at all, but rather values the barbarity of the German soldiers.
Pëllumb Dishnica and Rasim Tahiri were present, Nuriu said, among other things, to show the sufferings of the prison in 1947, that from 1947 until the XI Plenum of the Central Committee of our Party, in 1945, there was no government at all and this says that Koci Xoxe, has committed many crimes, shows for that period that people were killed in vain, left without food and many other tortures, which are not done even in capitalist countries.
He said that in 1943, when Nuriu was in prison in Tirana with Ali Demi and Koci Xoxen, that the collective committee ate the food of the collective, in this case he does not speak well of the prison committee, cursing Koci, but from the insults of Koci, did not rule out swearing and Ali Demi, says that they left us without bread and sold the bread.
In this discussion, Xhaferrr Vokshi opposed it, while Xhavit Qesja approved it. As for the Romans, he says they do not tell the truth, even to those of the Soviet Union and other countries, so they are upset, he says. He said that: if Fan Noli came to Albania, he would shoot them, it is better that he did not come.
Xhavit Qesja, he does not speak well of Albanian writers, for Dhimitër Shuteriqi he said that he is dallkauk and does not write the truth. For Zihni Sako, he says he is a big liar and lazy.
He also says about Misto Treska, who is lazy and has never worked well, he speaks very badly about Colonel Veli Dedin, he says that he is obese and does not deserve to be an officer and of course to say that, it means that you should not to be neither deputy. This was approved by Pëllumb Dishnica, while Xhaferr Vokshi did not, but he speaks very well about him, they said that he performs the task. Xhavit imitates some of Mane Nishova’s weaknesses and makes fun of them.
Pëllumb Dishnica discussing the struggle of the French people against Nazism, said that the French Communist Party has great weaknesses regarding the peasantry, in this regard the French Communist Party did not work well, while Peço Fidhi talking about the struggle of the French people against fascism, has said that the cooperation of the French Communist Party with De Gaulle during the War against fascism, means to surrender all French communists.
Xhavit and Pëllumbi objected to this, saying that this cooperation was fair, since the war against fascism had taken place. Peço says that the novel ‘War and Peace’ is not good, it has more war issues and this may have been written by a military man, it lacks the love part.
Nuri Huta says that only one village was burned down in Czechoslovakia during the war and Pëllumb Dishnica reinforces this, saying that they made it big. They say this in order to obscure the war of the Czechoslovak people, after mentioning that Germany in Czechoslovakia has set up heavy industry.
Xhaferr Vokshi talked about the movement in Drenica (Kosovo), and called the massacres that were committed against Kosovars, which was not a line of Belgrade, but was committed by individuals on their own initiative. Regarding these massacres, he says that Fadil Hoxha did not know anything, but they cut him off.
Gjovalin Luka praises Fan Noli a lot as a writer, while other Albanian writers who are today, such as Dhimitër Shuteriqi and Zihni Sako, says that they are elements that do not produce, Rasim Tahiri said, that …… ..! As for Zija Dibra, he told Rasim that Zenepe Golemi (Ashiku) and Sitki Bushati was witnesses, that is why he instructed Rasim not to speak here and to be careful.
Regarding the first report, they had proposed not to transfer Xhaferr Vokshi’s family, not to leave, and not to approve the transfer of the family, he will be upset and will start talking, while if transferred to the family from Ballshi, he would be calmer and in the end would not speak. After Rasim told him: now that my family came to Fier, I am very well and I am not upset at all, for something else I did not make the proposal, just for this.
Luka opened the room to Gjovalin and he did this in order to know what was inside, after two or three days before, he looked through the window at what was there and took a mattress and a table and after two days, he had it open has taken a mattress. When we saw him we told him that he did not do well, after the captain told us that on that side, do not go and we told him in case he needs a mattress, we will give it, but take the mattress in place, he took the mattress before breakfast and çoi pasdreke.
In my opinion, the opening of the door by Gjovalini was done on purpose to know what is in the room, since he had his own mattress and did not need it. The closing was done by him, as he opened it; none of us participated in either the opening or the closing. After the announcement, the captain provided it.
For the connections, we will keep them every Monday at 4.30 in the morning when I have lunch, and on Monday at two after dinner, at this time I will be in the kitchen.
Note: Please be interested in the family to get into the job. You can fix any money, that’s bad.
Date 31. VIII. 1958 The Vigilante
To be printed in six copies and placed in the files of the persons involved.
A copy should be given to Major General Niko Çeta, let’s talk to General Niko, order Colonel Hilmi Seiti, give a lot of money to “Vigëlenti’s” wife and put him in a good job.
Information report of the State Security collaborator with the nickname “Vigëlenti”, regarding the conversations made by the convicts in the Zvërnec camp
R A P O R T
From 1 to 7.9.1958, during this week the following issues were discussed by the following persons:
Nuri Huta said that Ali Demi was killed in vain, for a pair of pants, which he had forgotten at a base in Kanina, Vlora, he went to get them and met with the ballistas.
Tue talked about the tortures that took place in the time of Koci Xoxe, he said, immediately after the XI plenum of the Party, these were canceled and were no longer done, but from 1949 they were allowed to torture the arrested, only with authorization, but with this authorization they committed abuses and there were prisoners who were tortured without authorization, but he does not say the names, there were such things until 1954, after this year there were not, in this case, Nuriu means that he did not socialist legitimacy has been applied.
Talking about Beqir Minxhozi, who did not have a good attitude when he was a partisan, it was said by Peço Fidhi, that Beqiri is smart, but Beqir Minxhozi, is a stupid element, ie, that he is not capable of candidate of the Central Committee of the Party.
Pëllumb Dishnica, talking about Hulusi Spahiu, said that he was good and in terms of women, he said that …… .. Has done more and still does today, for Gjini he says that he has driven his wife crazy, because he goes after women.
Pellumbi said after asking Xhaferr Vokshi what Ali Kelmendi was in the Soviet Union, Xhaferri replied that he was a captain; in this case, Pellumbi told him that if he stayed in Albania, he would receive the rank of marshal. He said this in the form of ridicule.
Nobody talks about the successes of the Soviet Union at all, but they talk about Scandinavian countries that are very cultured, there is self-service, where there is customer service, there is no theft, and Nuri Huta, Pëllumb Dishnica and I talk about this with great sympathy. Gjovalin Luka and specifically say about Geneva, Switzerland and countries like these, while Xhaviti also said about Finland.
Xhavit Qesja said: I am surprised for Gëzim Ferra, who went to the Soviet Union during the war, did not give anything, his family was a friend of the Bajraktars, Gëzim’s father did not have a good attitude, he is from the upper class , in a word does not deserve to be in the party either.
Xhaferr Vokshi told me that he made a mistake that he managed to stay with Petro Bullati, he says that from the Belgrade statement, I remembered that relations with Yugoslavia are improving, it turned out differently, he thinks he regretted that he managed to get involved in politics and says what ‘I needed this job?
He says that the breakdown of relations with Yugoslavia is a disaster for both the Albanian people and the Yugoslav people, because in Albania there are Podgoricans and Kosovars and he cries more for the Kosovar people, who will suffer a lot!.!
He says that if his mother was in Albania, he would not allow Xhaferri to stay in exile, but he would be interested and would release him. He says that the internment with isolation was done to me because I stayed with Nuri Huta, although we did, but we did not talk about anything, nor did we talk about Dr. Voi Bilbinë.
He received the transfer of the woman very well, he managed to say that I will do the punishment and he will not speak at all, because I do not need politics. They will also find work for the woman.
Regarding the absence of women, they say that they have suspended their arrival and do not consider it right, whether Pellumbi, Peço, Xhaferri and Gjovalini, but do not show it directly, but say that women should be allowed to come. They do not say anything about the press, but everyone reads it for themselves and does not make any comments.
Print in six copies and place each in their own dossier. /Memorie.al
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