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 “police agent” 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
The second session
COMRADE HALIL LELI: Some troubling problems have been raised for Sazan Island, especially for the artillery regiment and which had to do with the non-fulfillment of combat tasks. We have raised these problems with the General Staff and Comrade Veli knows them concretely, as well as Comrade Nazar, but they have not taken any measures, the problem has not been solved. Explain to us why these friends underestimated this task? When they know that some equipment is missing why they say: charge the regiment with duty.
Secondly, why would comrade Veli ask other people to marry Arif Hasko, he did not know that Arif Hasko was saved in the razor blade by the coup caste? Without explaining this to us?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: He asked to be inside.
SHOKU HALIL LELI: Necessarily. And thirdly, I do not know if it could be and as an inaccurate talk, I have heard from the communists that even the wife of comrade Veli, is from a family of beys. If not, let the plenum forgive me, because this issue may not stand, if Comrade Veli explains it to us.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, comrade Veli Llakaj, answer the questions.
VELI LLAKAJ: As you order, Comrade Enver. The cannon-shaped firearm is manufactured at the Artillery Plant. I accidentally found out from various conversations that Kadri Hazbiu had with a group of officers, that a cane-shaped weapon had been prepared for the enemy Mehmet Shehu. After a long time, back in May-June, when I went to the Artillery Plant I asked the person who produced this cane, I said: I heard you produced a cane gun. Yes, – he said. Can you give me a look? Yes, – he told me. I saw the cane, tried it and said: Will it work for you? “No,” he told me. Are you giving me this cane? He gave it to me. I took the cane without any bad intentions.
(Friends express disbelief in this kind of response).
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: But why did you take it?
COMRADE PROKOP MURRA: Even you and the order to become another more perfect.
VELI LLAKAJ: No, no, here I will answer the question of comrade Ali.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, now it turns out that Mehmet Shehu needed a weapon to kill me. Here is the variant to kill me with a rifle.
VELI LLAKAJ: I, listening to your speech, comrade Enver, “Synoptic picture of Mehmet Shehu’s agency activity”, when I learned of his vile actions, I immediately thought of this weapon and denounced the cane weapon. That’s why I denounced this “cane” that it could have been done with completely vicious intentions.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, this “cane” was made for Mehmet Shehu or for you?
VELI LLAKAJ: I know that it was done for Mehmet Shehu.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Then why did you take it?
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: But why did Veliu keep him in the car for so many months?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Why did you keep it so much?
VELI LLAKAJ: I kept this “cane” without any purpose, not for anything, it is a very serious mistake that I kept it. I understand that it is absolutely not possible to justify it with anything; it is a very big, very serious mistake.
(All friends express dissatisfaction with these responses).
COMRADE MEHMET ELEZI: Let us ask you why you kept it for so long?
VELI LLAKAJ: For no purpose, to include goals here, but I did not keep it for any purpose, because I did not have any purpose.
COMRADE HARILLA PAPAJORGJI: Why did you have a few weapons, but you also needed one in the shape of a cane?
(All friends express dissatisfaction with the answers).
VELI LLAKAJ: Exactly because I have a weapon, so I say that I had no intention.
COMRADE HARILLA PAPAJORGJI: But why did you take the cane with other weapons?
VELI LLAKAJ: I got a pistol that belongs to me according to the regulations.
COMRADE BEHAR PILLAR: The cane weapon was ordered for Mehmet Shehu, how did you get it?
FRIEND SOFIE ÇUEDARI: Did you have such a great friendship with Mehmet Shehu?
(Friends express disapproval of Veli Llakaj’s answers).
VELI LLAKAJ: That’s the case.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Mehmet Shehu had ordered a new weapon to be produced and he knew why he had ordered it. And you want to take the weapon from Mehmet Shehu?!! Do you get it?!! Can you imagine that Mehmet Shehu allowed such a thing?!!
VELI LLAKAJ: This is a grave guilt, comrade Enver, and I am not forgiven for anything, absolutely. I judged that it could have been intentionally commissioned by Mehmet Shehu after hearing your speech about Mehmet Shehu’s vile actions, then it occurred to me, I denounced it and handed it over, (dissatisfaction from friends).
COMRADE ENVER HALILI: Speak openly that we do not trust you. We do not believe that you and Mehmet Shehu would not say anything to you without knowing anything!!
(All friends are of the same opinion).
COMRADE JASHAR MENZELXHIU: Who dared to take Mehmet Shehu without knowing anything and without his message?!
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: But it is not only this weapon that was produced for Mehmet Shehu. Last year, on the anniversary of his birthday, all three or four deputy ministers presented Mehmet Shehu with a high-precision weapon as a gift.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Right?
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: The deputy ministers took him, even with great fanfare, on the orders of Kadri Hazbi, they said.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: The weapon was also with binoculars.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Right?
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: Four special weapons with high precision were made for Mehmet Shehu.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, I ask the question: why did they not make one to the Commander-in-Chief? (Laughter).
VELI LLAKAJ: For four or even six weapons I do not know anything about this job. For a weapon that came as a gift, I know this one was produced by the Poliçan or Artillery Factory; I do not remember which of these.
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: Did you, the deputy ministers of the Ministry of Defense, send the gift to you?
VELI LLAKAJ: Yes, yes, we took it.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: O Veli, how many weapons did Mehmet Shehu have?
VELI LLAKAJ: Order?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: How many weapons did Mehmet Shehu have?
VELI LLAKAJ: I do not know, comrade Ramiz.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, you know that, because you sent me information about this issue.
VELI LLAKAJ: Recently when I asked the director of Armament for information, he told me that Mehmet Shehu had 30 weapons. Now when I asked for the information I found out he had 30 guns.
(All friends express surprise and anger).
The same 30 weapons, he took over the years, Comrade Ramiz, as if we gave them to him.
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: Why was only the weapon you brought produced?
VELI LLAKAJ: Some, 5-6 high precision weapons have been produced.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Who gave you the order to produce them?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: They belonged to Mehmet Shehu.
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: Did Mehmet Shehu go to the Weapons Factory in Gramsh?
VELI LLAKAJ: I did not produce them.
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: He went, he ordered the director to prepare a weapon with high precision. He prepared it and delivered it to him. The enemy Mehmet Shehu tried it on the hunt. Then he took it again and ordered four high-precision weapons, especially for the enemy Mehmet Shehu, one of whom took these gifts on the occasion of his birthday.
VELI LLAKAJ: I know about the gift we sent them, I do not know others.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Comrade Gafurr, who was part of the group that took the gift to Mehmet Shehu?
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: It was Veliu, Nazari and the deputy ministers.
VELI LLAKAJ: We were all deputy ministers of the Ministry of Defense.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Kadriu too, it seems to me.
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: No, Kadriu went alone, he had told Veliu: bring the weapon.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: How much did he order?
COMRADE GAFURR ÇUÇI: And the deputy ministers have left.
VELI LLAKAJ: We, Comrade Enver, were the five deputy ministers, me, Comrade Nazar, Comrade Llambi, Maliqi.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Do you know why I ask, comrades? One day, when the meeting of the Politburo would take place to discuss the case of Mehmet Shehu, after these weapons we are talking about were given to Mehmet, Kadri Hazbiu tells me: more, friend Enver, why are you sitting there, at the table of work? (The word was for my studio, home). “Where do you stay,” I said, in the pantry?! “No, change places,” he said. But why change the place? – I told. Who knows, – said Kadriu, someone with a precision rifle fires here from the sides and sticks something. No hour, – I said, how will they kill me with a rifle?! My house is 300-400 meters away from the sides. “More like I say,” he said. “Well, well,” I said. I tell Nexhmija that Kadri told me that, I even told Ramiz.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, yes.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, we needed these high-precision rifles that were handed over to Mehmet!!!
COMRADE PALI MISKA: And that Kadriu and Veliu knew.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, as Comrade Veli knew, not even a weapon, but four or five.
VELI LLAKAJ: I do not deny that a weapon went to him; I know that we took it to all 5 deputy ministers.
COMRADE HALIL LELI: But why did you not give a gift to a work of Comrade Enver, or a bunch of flowers, you were bringing him a high-precision weapon?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: It was bitter (laughter).
Now for the work of weapons the discussion is over, let Veliu answer us for the others, (all friends agree).
Do you understand? Proceed then, answer for others Veli.
(Comrade Enver, take and look at one of the high-precision weapons). Memorie.al
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