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 where he was openly against the displacement of Yugoslav Albanians to Turkey and as a result, he was appointed as a teacher in 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”. Release from prison and leaving without work until the collapse of the communist regime and his appointment as Consul General of Albania in Switzerland, until 1993, and then 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 head of the State Security Surveillance Base, Llambi Jano, sent to the Operational Worker, Haxhi Dashi, with the report-surveillance on the movements of Myrteza Bajraktari and his wife, Kimete Berisha, through the streets of Tirana
DIRECTORATE OF TIRANA SECRET
HAXHI DASHIT Examples
Tirana, on 8/11/1974
SURVEY REPORT ON THE MOVEMENTS OF THE OBJECT MYRTEZA BAJRAKTARI
Who will be known as pseud. Balashi
Date 6 / XI / 1974
At 19.00 the surveillance started in “Naim Frashëri” Street in front of the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana: At 19.30, the building left the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana and passed in “Sami Frashëri” Street, “Myslym Shyri”, 4 Shkurti ”and at 19.36 entered the toilet of the Park“ Rinia ”, inside it was not checked, after 02. it leaves from here and crosses to“ 4 Shkurti ”Street, and at 19.40 it enters the P.T.T. central, inside was not checked, but was seen from outside that went to the telephone room, after 02, the object came out and stood in front of P.T.T. and at 19.50 he meets a person who will be acquainted with the nickname “Gici”, living in the street “Luigj Gurakuqi”, as they greeted holding hands and talking about 02, “Gici” splits holding hands and passes in the direction of different. While the object stays in place, at 19.58, he enters the P.T.T., in the telephone chat room, here he meets his wife and they talk to each other. The two then enter one of the telephone booths and talk to Skopje.
At 2014, the two leave the P.T.T. and cross the street in front of the Tower Theater, waiting for him at the urban station. At 20.16 the object and his wife get on the bus that just arrived and cross the street in front of the Tower Theater, “4 February”, “Myslym Shyri”, “Sami Frashëri”, “Muhamet Gjollesha”, and at 20.27, the bus stands near P.T.T., neighborhood No.8, here they go down and both pass through the palaces (the tailor of the other palace), in the direction of his house. From this hour until 22.00, when the surveillance continued, the object was not seen coming out of the direction of his house. At this time, the surveillance ceased.
At 6.00 o’clock the surveillance started waiting for the exit of the building in “Muhamet Gjollesha” street, from the direction of the father-in-law’s house, to him, at 7.25, the object was seen in “Muhamet Gjollesha” Street, coming from the direction of to his father-in-law, the building was accompanied by his wife, and both of them continue walking on “Muhamet Gjollesha” Street, “Gjin Bue Shpata” Street, cross the Lana Bridge and exit on “Marsel Kashen” Street, in front of the exhibition of Progresit Teknik ”, continue walking this street,“ Sami Frashëri ”, and at 7.35, the building enters the Directorate of Internal Affairs of Tirana, while the woman passes in different directions, at 7.55, the building leaves this Directorate, continues walking Streets “Sami Frashëri”, “Myslym Shghyri” and “4 Shkurti”, “Konferenca e Peza” and at 8.00 enter the restaurant that is located behind the gas station, inside was not checked, but was seen from outside, that something was eating, at 8.10, it turns out that from here it crosses the street “Konferenca e Peza”, “Kongresi i Përmetit”, “Bulevardi Stalin”, Rruga “Barjam Curri”, at 8.15, enters the Dining Room of the Self-Service, located next to the Hotel “Tirana”, inside was not checked, at 8.25, it turns out to cross the street Bajram Curri | , “Barrikada”, at 8.35, the building enters the toilet of “Partizani” Square, for 02, it turns out that from here it passes the same “Partizani” Square, “Barrikada” street, “Bajram Curri”, “Stalin boulevard”, Square Skënderbe ”and at 8.45, stops in anticipation of the bus, at the Station of New Tirana, for 05, the bus arrives in which the object was boarded, the bus departs, for 05, the bus stops at the station opposite the P.T.T. of Neighborhood No. 8, from which the building descends, continues walking on the street “Muhamet Gjollesha”, and at 9.00 take the direction to the house of his father-in-law, at 9.50, the object was seen coming from the direction of the street “Muhamet Gjollesha” and at 9.52, the object boarded the bus at the station opposite Gjelltore, which departs from the street “Muhamet Gjollesha”, “Miqësia”, “Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit”, “Skënderbe” Square, “Bulevardi Stalin”, and at 10.10, the bus stopped at the station last (Maternity), here comes the building, which continued walking, Boulevard “Stalin”, Street “Skënder Kosturi” and at 1012, goes and waits for a ticket to the train, at this time, the building goes and boarded the train that went to in Fier. At 1020, the train departs, and surveillance of the facility, at this time was interrupted.
Dr. K.C. Copy 2 Base Chief
The secret document drafted by the head of the State Security Surveillance Base, Llambi Jano, which clarifies that the person that the person whom Myrteza Bajraktari met, marked with the nickname “Gici”, be put by his full name, Xhevit Çaushi
Tirana, on 15/11/1974
Note for the object “Balashi”
In the report dated 6.11.1974, where it is about the meeting with the nickname “Gici”, to mention his full name, Xhevit Çaushi, resident in Rruga ……… ..
Given B.p. “Patriots”
Taken, P.Op. Haxhi Dashi
Through the resident “Beach”
Dt. 29 / 4/1975
On 24/4/1975, he met with Myrteza Bajraktari, who told him that he was not yet settled at work. He had recently received a written response from the Executive Committee of the district, stating that “there is no job, neither in education nor in administration”. I’m waiting now, hoping to get some work done later.
The friends of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have given me hope that I will settle down for a job, but for now I have to wait a bit. I have received news from my sister in Skopje and they are always worried about my work. And this summer, hopefully the guest will come again, but, I’m afraid he will find me again unsystematized.
I once went to the competent authorities to seek innocence, but I left it once again.
- Try not to make casual encounters with him. Tell him that his father wants to stay with Kosovars. Now that you are still undecided, get out of the house.
- If given the opportunity, tell him, as for placement at work, for now, with what we are seeing, it is difficult, and I am not sure whether I stay there or not. You have to ask me to put it somewhere in the production.
Sender: M. Bajraktari
Recipient: Asim Alemdani
Turna Carsici Nr. 269-E
Maltepe – Cervizli – Istanbul
I got your postcard from Istanbul. I was glad… that for a long time, our correspondence was interrupted. We need to remember each other, even with the postcard. You have always been and are very correct in correspondence. The rest of us, we leave to wish, in other words, we are “imalxhi”…! That I believe there is someone who feels the need more than I do for any news from our close people.
Dear brother, I am very glad that you now have many opportunities to walk and pay a visit to our people in Turkey and elsewhere. Maybe you will find the opportunity to come here, as you wrote to me several times, last summer when Myneseri was here, write to me that it will come from autumn, but I do not know why you neglect this job. In case your arrival can hurt a little, do not come, we are fine; we know how to afford the smoky merchandise.
We wish you success in defending your master’s degree in Oriental Studies.
Greetings from Kimetja and Albasha.
30/4/1975 M. Bajraktari
Given: B.p. “Flamurtari”
Received from P.Op. H. Dashi
In the “Writer” Base
R E P O R T
On 15/4/1975, he met with Agim Gjakova, Gani Demiri, Namik Luca, Myrteza Bajraktari, in the cafe “Drini”. Gani asked Myrtezai how he was doing and what he had been told about his work. Myrteza Bajraktari, replied: “Nothing. The Executive Committee gave me a negative answer, telling me that; in Education and office work no. I have only the variant of the political pension, as the elderly emigrants receive, 400 lekë.
I sent a friend of mine to the Chief of Finance, to the Executive Committee, the chief, after hearing my friend, replied: “Myrtezai, with a class II or III disability, benefits, but he must bring us a letter by the competent bodies”.
I, continues Myrtezai, was in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, I met with ………………… he told me that my case had been left, for competence, to the Branch President. I have asked for it several times, but it does not come to me.
Gani Demiri said: “If you need a witness, for your past, here, where the four of us are, we come where you want.
He intervened: “This should be considered, you are mentioning our names for evidence, do not spoil your work”.
Namik Luca said: “Myrteza, why don’t you raise your age, say I am 55 years old, let us go to court, so you can get a pension”.
They moved on to other conversations. M. Bajraktari, mentioned a certain Rexhë Çerkini (died in 1979), with whom he had lived in Seman, Fier. He said: “I have never seen a dirtier and more criminal man than Rexhë Çerkini. He took his eyes off the cats. If two of us fought, he would help the strongest. Once, he had to blind our sleeping friend. I saw him, I informed Ahmet Sadiku and they caught him, beat him well. When Rexha had fled Kosovo, the investigator had asked him why he had fled. He had said: “Mother was washing things in the Drin, that thing of the women had fallen, so I came to look for her.”
He added: “Rex Cerkini is from the district of Suhareka. He hanged his father, so he escaped. “At least that’s what Rexha said.” He went on to show what the immigrants in Seman were like.
Gani asked him: “How many years did you stay in Seman”? He replied: 2 years. Then he continued: There were criminals, thieves, etc. in Seman. Once I received a telegram from my mother: “Tell me about your health”, my mother wrote. I put the telegram in my pocket. A certain Xhafer Mehmeti approaches me and asks me: What did the postman bring you? I replied: I made my mother sick in the hospital in Prizren. She asks me to go for two or three days, will they give me permission?
Xhaferi rolled his eyes and asked: “For where, for Prizren”? Yes, I answered. Three days and I’m back again. Xhaferi got up, ran away. Had notified the police. The policeman came and asked me, I said the same words I had said to Xhaferi, who told me: “You played. Prizren is beyond the border”?!. I said: just give me permission for three days, I’ll come back, I swear to you.
All four laughed. He invented another like this. Namik Luci said: “Why not write a novel about Mat’hausen? You have material from Semani that they pass. “Only the event decided in Mat’hausen.”
He said he also makes some trivial conversations.
They are the ones that are defined in the line of conduct.
Operational Measures: The data should be printed in four copies, one of which should be sent to the Kruja branch of Internal Affairs./Memorie.al
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