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 ENVER HOXHA: You sang it, but Mehmet Shehu writes to Hysniu to put it on the air as soon as possible Comrade Enver. This means that Comrade Enver did not know this before, so he suggests Hysni to update Comrade Enver as soon as possible. I was sick at that time, but neither Mehmeti nor Hysniu came to inform me. In my diary, there are all that I, not Mehmet Shehu, spoke to Hysniu, regarding the strengthening of the Army and our agency, which was a certain Shyti, or what was his name, Sheti. He didn’t tell me anything. Therefore, it is not at all what you say. You did not violate any principle to come and tell me, when such a case comes to light after 12 or 13 years, when you were given the documents. Then he had to come to me in this case and let me know: Comrade Enver, so and so is likely. You don’t tell me, why didn’t you come to inform me?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I don’t know, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: You should have known that you were the main staff of the State Security.
COMRADE LLAMBI GEGPRIFTI: How do you know, you said we talked together?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Well, how do you know what I discussed with them?
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: If he had known, it would not have appeared in the letter from Comrade Hysni, who says that he did not know anything about this matter.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Comrade Kadri is following a tactic here, but he should be careful that in his self-criticism, he says: “It is unfortunate that Comrade Hysni is not alive”, while recognizing the principled and steadfast character of the friend Enter, even if he were alive, he would not remove this note, not even a comma.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I have known Comrade Hysni all my life.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Therefore, what Kadriu says is an accusation against Comrade Hysni.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Please, don’t go this far in my conscience. I do not accuse Comrade Hysni, for this matter.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: This is clear, Kadri, this is how we read your self-criticism and we all understood it.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: We begged you a lot, friend Adil, but not for these details you are asking me, maybe my memory is also weak, what he told me, or talked to me, I remember well.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, you say that I have discussed many things with Hysni Kapo, but from our side, those of us who know Hysni Kapo before you, say that he was principled, he never fell into a rotten trap. Maybe you don’t remember at all, but this issue has been written, there are letters that accuse Feçor Shehu. Even, Hysni Kapo has written a letter with his hand, an exemplary letter, with which he reprimands Feçor Shehu, for his grandson, where he says that, I do not accept anyone from my tribe to favor him.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: With this, he actually criticizes the Ministry of the Interior.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: He criticizes the Ministry of Internal Affairs, etc., etc. Now, we cannot assume that you told Comrade Hysni the main thing, that you sold our agency to the Soviets, that Hysni Kapoja knew nothing and that he left this in writing, and everyone saw it.
COMRADE KADRI AHZBIU: How did I sell Comrade Enver?!
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, you gave our agency to the Soviets.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: And you gave them completely and officially even.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: You gave them a set, when you were minister in 1955.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: This is not exactly in 1955.
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Oh, it was not exact. Yes, he has the year 1955 written there.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, good, good. It is there, let it be seen, but we had our people there and as it turns out now and this is how it should be, we have told them that in special cases, we could show them.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: More about what special cases are you talking about?
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Not in special cases, but all, with documents and all.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, it’s not like that.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: How is it not so? Without looking a bit. It is written, let’s read it.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Kadri, Hysniu’s letter is dated January 13, 1975. He says there that he doesn’t know anything about this issue, and he doesn’t have any documents about it in the Central Committee. It is logical that you are worried about this. Maybe you don’t remember, but we have the documents that you yourself uploaded to Koli Shuken and Mustafa Kondin, who made you an 8-page report, where there are all the things according to the requirements, with the protocol number, with everything, dated April 16, 1975. This means that this material was prepared according to Hysni’s letter. Here all the issues are elaborated and what Hekurani read, it is also explained how the Czechs were treated; the Hungarians, the Bulgarians and all the others were treated. Now I want to ask, why didn’t you send this relationship to your friend Hysni?!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I don’t know, if I didn’t send it to you.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: No, no, there is no such relation in the Central Committee, only the other one, which I have here, was sent in January 1975.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This is only half a page.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Here it is, I have it here, and it is a piece of information from Ismail Qineti, dated January 6, 1975.
COMRADE RITA MARKO: Yes, these are conclusions, why didn’t you send them, Comrade Kadri?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: I mean, this was sent to the Central Committee and we found it here, in the Central Committee, as we also found Comrade Hysni’s letter. Here is the original of this letter, after which we also found Mehmet Shehu’s letter. Here is the original of this as well.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: And this one doesn’t throw everything at you.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: So, Mehmeti, I put all the responsibility for this action on you, we have these here, while this issue has not come to the Central Committee, it does not appear that it has been sent at all, why is it here according to the regulations we have in The Ministry of Internal Affairs, according to which it says: “Specimen No. 1”, which means that there is no other specimen and this one is there with you, in the department.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: I know I sent this too.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: Why is this complete picture?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Why is this complete picture and it showed everything?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, don’t tell us a bit, should these have been sent or not sent to the Central Committee and why didn’t you send them?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Of course they should have been sent, but what can I say about this now!
COMRADE SIMON STEFANI: Why did you hide it from the Central Committee then?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, then you draw the conclusion, is this permissible?
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, you draw the conclusion, Comrade Enver, how should I say now, have I sent it to the Central Committee or not.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The facts show that you did not send it.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: At least, we have nothing here.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, good, friend Ramiz, good, I also agree.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: For what we have, let us say.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I agree, I also think that if I did this on purpose, to clarify the situation, that there is a possibility that I sent it to Comrade Hysni and he returned it to the Ministry, yes there is a possibility that I didn’t even send it to you, or I might have been content to have informed you verbally. How do I say now?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: I’m sorry, Kadri, but I have some other documents that Comrade Hysni returned to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and they have been found.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Where, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs? I think there should be there too.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: But why hasn’t this been found? That you sent it to your friend Hysni! Order, here is your letter, a note of yours, regarding the information that Comrade Enver mentioned, about Vullnet Thanasi that he sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding the Feçor case. On this letter, which also talks about Feçor’s fornications, are your handwritten notes. In parentheses, I want to point out that apart from the political aspects; you say in your self-criticism that you did not know that Feçor Shehu was also involved in such things!
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: What have I heard now about Shkodër, one after the other?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Yes, I am telling you, here is the report that was written in 1975, which also includes names. But that doesn’t matter. You sent this to friend Hysni accompanied by this letter. He replied with another letter, about which Comrade Enver spoke a little, and all these documents, as you can see, are not with us, they were found there, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where you went.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: In a word, Comrade Hysni did not keep such materials, he did not keep your letter either, and he returned them there in an orderly manner, all of them.
COMRADE KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, all of them can be and can be found there.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: If they were there, they would definitely be found.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: But why do you use the term “can”?! Memorie.al
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