Memorie.al/ publishes some archival documents issued by the institution of the Authority for Information of Former State Security Files, where is the voluminous file (forms, investigative and court), of Myrteza Bajraktari originating from Gostivar, who after finishing school high school in the city of Tetovo, in 1952, began his higher studies at the University of Skopje, in the branch of Philosophy, where in addition to teaching he was employed as a journalist in the newspaper “Flaka e Vllaznimit” published in Skopje, from where he was fired soon after he published an article openly opposing the displacement of Yugoslav Albanians to Turkey and, as a result, was appointed a teacher at the 7-year school “Shaban Zeneli” in Kumanovo. Myrtezai was arrested by the UDB in 1952, after he was part of a secret organization called the ‘Albanian National-Democratic Organization’, and he was sentenced to seven years in political prison, which he served in the Nis prison and Idrizovo. Escape from Yugoslavia and coming to Albania, where after staying for some time in the internment camp in Seman of Fier, he was given the right to high school, graduating from the University of Tirana in Language and Literature, but after refusing the appointment in the city of Berat, in 1971, he was arrested and sentenced to seven years in political prison, on charges of “agitation and propaganda”. His release from prison left him without a job until the fall of the communist regime and his appointment as Consul General of Albania in Switzerland, until 1993, as well as his election as Honorary President of the Albanian League in the World, for the countries of Benelux, where he worked for the cause of Kosovo, until he passed away on December 11, 2020. The entire complete file of Myrteza Bajraktari, with the names of officials and officers of the State Security, the nicknames of collaborators, “colleagues” and The “compatriots” who followed and monitored him, the provocateurs in the investigation cells, the witnesses who appeared in court, the letters sent to Enver Hoxha and the high official instances where he demanded his innocence, etc., etc., are published for the first time by Memorie .al
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The secret document drafted by the Operational Worker, Emri Baja, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Ylli”, for the pursuit and surveillance of Myrteza Bajraktari
Received from P.Op. Name Baja
Given by B.p. “Ylli”
Tirana on 17.4.1978
R E P O R T
The source informs that on 16.4.1979, he met with Myrteza Bajraktari in the house of the latter, where Idriz Lleshi was also going. He saw a sculpture at home and asked who it belonged to. Myrtezai, told him that it is mine and Muntaz Dhrami forgave me as a gift, as a sign of remembrance as a Kosovar patriot that I am.
It further referred to Poland and Myrtezai said that they are a warlike people, only that the meanest man they have produced has been Felix Jerzynski who has killed all the anti-Soviets. When he was following the source, he told him that his sister had given him a “Pelican” fountain pen, with the wife of a friend of his, and had sent word to Myrteza, to stay where he is, unless he wants to take a risk his sister’s head, come here.
I think Myrtezai said that she went to the Albanian embassy in Belgrade and asked for my departure from Albania, and they proposed that she be put in their service as a reward for this, but she says not to put her head in danger her.
Task: Stay closer to Myrtezai and say that they do not need your sister, but want people with school and position. Your sister is talking about something else that you do not understand. Occasionally meet him so that he does not run away from us and tell him not to run away without telling you anything.
Evaluation: The data has operational value because; we learn that Myrtezai has a raised mind to escape.
Operational Measures: The report should be printed and put in its file. Also look at the materials in charge of Idriz Lleshi and ask in the direction of Myrteza.
The secret document drafted by the Operational Worker, Mihallaq Sovjani, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Ylli”, for the tracking and surveillance of Myrteza Bajraktari from the “Proletari” base
Given by B.p. “Ylli”
Received from P.Op. Mihallaq Sovjani
R E P O R T
The source on duty met with Myrteza Bajraktar on 9.2.1980, in the restaurant “Arbëria”, where the following conversation took place: Regarding the events and the situation in Yugoslavia, Myrtezai told him that “the devil with one leg” is not long because of Tito’s age, and one of his brothers has died in the same way. Yugoslavia is on alert No.1. He is making many arrests of pro-Soviets and the same thing is happening in Kosovo.
He asked him how it was with Xhemal, Myrteza’s brother. A week ago, he said, I got on the phone and my wife came out and told me that Xhemali was hospitalized. I do not like this because it is a danger to him. I recently learned that Xhemali would be appointed attaché to the US. During the conversation Myrtezai told me that his daughter had returned from the US after receiving her degree.
Regarding repatriation, he said that Neziri did not keep his word. But then I said to him: “Myrteza, everyone in life maneuvers, but you maneuver a little too much. Some time ago you told me that I would be repatriated, then you told me the children, then you told me other things, as you explain Myrtezai blushed and said: the man is allowed to maneuver according to the circumstances because, I was put in prison and left without a job for 4 years.
He is unhappy with the sentence they received, as both the witnesses were false and the documents forged. They asked me to testify about Kapllan Resuli but I am a man and I cannot do it. Below I asked him about Abdurrahman and told him to have a drink, but he told me that Abdurrahman does not drink and does not associate with anyone but me. When I asked him what he would have done if he had stayed in Gostivar, he told me that I could have held a post since, my friend with the surname Pustina, had become the Head of the Federation Chamber of Commerce.
Myrtezai then said: Tito was brave to oppose Soviet hegemony but then he was alone. At that time saboteurs were thrown from Albania, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, but he stood his ground. During the conversation about Ahmeti, Myrtezai told me that he had not forgotten him and that he had gone to prison, but recently Ahmeti had lost him. On the same day, Myrtezai gave the source a women’s watch “Darvil”, to sell it for 1000 ALL.
Assignment: B.p. gave you the task of discussing the problems that arise in more detail with Myrtezai as, from the general conversations, a clear figure of the object does not emerge.
Rating: The data has operational value as; Myrtezai is dissatisfied and evaluates Tito. Even he, if he had been in Yugoslavia, would have done a good job, etc. Also he does not expand further in conversations with B.p.
Operational Measure: The data should be printed in two copies and placed in the Myrteza file. An extract should also be issued for Ahmeti.
The secret document drafted by the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana, where the conversation that was recorded with T.O. (operative technician, eavesdropping), in the premises of the restaurant “Arbëria” in Tirana, between Myrteza Bajraktari and the Security collaborator, with the nickname “Ylli”
Ministry of Internal Affairs Secret
Directorate of Internal Affairs Tirana Single copy
Tirana on 13.2.1980
Legend: O – Myrteza Bajraktari, B – B.p. “Ylli”
Reproduction is prohibited
Information of T.O. on the conversations held between the facility Myrteza Bajraktari and B.p. “Ylli”, made in the restaurant “Arbëria” on 9.11.1980.
Note: The object is following a conversation about a director who is in Arbana and says:
B – Huh?!
O – That dog son of a dog, who is there in Arbana, the director of Kimete, a very superficial man and this Nauni, should not be any capacity. Must be a person with limited capacity, as long as he has company with her.
B – Does he have friends?!
O – Yes, with the director of Kimeta.
B – With the director, ë…?!
O – Yes he is, he is a young boy.
B – Yes.
O – He was engaged to that girl who was in Paris. She shared and works with Lumen, there on the Committee on Foreign Relations.
B – What time is it…?!
O – Has been in Paris for 6 years for language specialization.
B – With a strong friend?!
O – She was engaged to him, but finally, she was convinced she could not make a living with him. Very dirty man but, by the force of habit, has pushed her like an engagement. She divorced and married another, while he got engaged to ……….. of our Cinematography… (Laughs).
B – Why are you laughing…?!
O – No, that’s not bad, but he made some mistakes there at school. Some mistakes that a director cannot make, for example, in the field, he did not mark but, he received a full salary, financial violations.
B – But why do these things look to you… ?!
O – Serious violations.
B – You do, you and I, these bind us.
O – They are very heavy.
B – Hë… ?!
O – They say that he was an immoral man, that if a person finds an ordinary place, yes, and he is guilty of many things.
B – If it were me, I would not leave.
O – I know, I know, that you are honest.
B – I swear, huh…?!
O – When I talked to a man, I went to his house, and his father worked for them in the Ministry of Interior and now he is in charge of the Tractor Plant. And I said I know so-and-so. Posi told me I had friends, and talked to me about caring for my wife.
B – Hë…?!
O – That was the time we had sent the features and waited for her to come here. We had been promised that this work was over. Muntazi intervened and told Riza Hajroja that this work will not be done this year. This year Naumi came, and so on. This puts pressure on Kimeta to finish this job in three days. (The facility tells of his wife’s disagreements with the school principal over the issue of transfer to the city).
B – How do you say, is it time to go to Naum or not?!
O – In my opinion it is not wrong to go to him and the Angel. First of all, go to the Angel and he will prepare the ground. For him to say that for the sake of the Angel, I did it, so that this work could be done.
B – Yes.
O – I thought so too.
B – So within this week to talk.
O – He told me, that just like the Angel; the Deputy Minister of Interior spoke to me, with this maturity. D.m.th., has considered me repatriated.
B – Huh, huh?!
O – That he is not for that school. With that school he has, it is for a more important position.
B – Yes, yes.
O – You understand now, I say only the essence that, you know how to elaborate.
B – Yes (then move on to conversations about drinks without any operational interest).
B – Was it good that night you spoke?!
O – Which?!
B – You got it is one that you have, what do you have?!
O – Yes, yes. It was that I could talk like that, however I paid 700 ALL.
B – How much is a conversation?!
O – A three minute conversation is 300 ALL.
B – A chicken.
O – (Laughs) yes a chicken. She is a desolate sister-in-law, a very polite woman….! Memorie.al
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