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 judicial), of Myrteza Bajraktari, originally 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”. 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 State Security Operational Worker, Haxhi Dashi, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Flamurtari”, regarding the conversations made by Gani Demiri with his Kosovar friends, to request statements in defense Myrteza Bajraktarit
Given by agent “Flamurtari”
Received P.Op. Haxhi Dashi
Dt. 10.7.1975 Time 20.00
In the “Writer” Base
R E P O R T
On July 3, 1975, he met Gani Demiri in the cafe “Drini”. During the trip home, Gani Demiri told him: “A friend of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had gone to Lushnje. Islam Ujkani, had asked: how much was Myrteza Bajraktari sentenced, 3 years, the Ministry had answered. Shame, shame, Islam had returned it, every one of us Kosovars deserves to be sentenced to three years. In my opinion, the Kosovar, either sentences him to be shot, or do not put him in prison “.
He asked Gani: What did Ujkani mean by this Islam? Ganiu replied: He wanted to tell that friend of the Ministry that Myrtyeza Bajraktar was sentenced in vain. With fabricated witnesses.
He asked: What do you think? Gani replied: No, it is clear to every honest man that Myrtezana was condemned in vain. He is the most patriotic of us all. We have to help him. I have made a long statement where I say that: Myrteza Bajraktari, has fought for the homeland all his life. Both he and his family have had and still have a high political attitude towards the homeland and our Party. I wrote down how my dad talked to me about him and how I knew Myrtezain.
I separated you from others, for this job. You also have to issue a statement to Myrteza. He replied: What should I write in that statement? Gani told him: That he knows him as a good man, patriot and revolutionary.
He said: I have never been friends with Myrteza Bajraktar. I do not know. You who know do what you want. But it does not seem at all appropriate for you to go on trial. Myrtezai is well known, let them do it.
Ganiu said: You are surprising me and I am very sorry to hear you speak like this. I, Agim Gjakova, Namik Luci, have issued a statement. Do not think that Kosovars are reluctant to issue statements, but they want your statement because it raises weight, your name is now known. He replied: I do not return my name in vain, to clean the gutters.
Ganiu said: After all, it was you who were in Llakatund and Seman and we approached you. We Kosovars must be monoliths, help each other. Today it fell on his head; tomorrow it will fall on you. He interrupted: Listen Gani Demiri, if I am convicted for politics in Albania, I will give it to myself. I do not need life anymore. Myrteza Bajraktari went to prison for three years without shame, he travels like a great gentleman in Tirana.
After all, why did not he go to Berat, after graduating from university?! Had he done so, what had happened to him would not have happened. Myrtezai created such circumstances for himself who made him dissatisfied, Llapi, or what he did, was punished.
Ganiu said: I guarantee that Myrtezai was arrested in vain, he served three years in vain, and therefore we Kosovars must help him. Nothing costs you a statement.
He replied: I did not have friends, I do not know him, and he did not issue statements to people I do not know.
Ganiu said: When Agimi and I issued a statement, why did you not want to?!
He said: So far, I have been beating water in Havana. You will know it well,. But I do not issue a statement. So learn: You and Dawn have warm shoulders. You are fine with everyone, and I, with my chest, have reached this point.
Ghani said: You have indeed suffered, but you have been tried, you have nothing to fear. To say about me that I live 20 years and some without worries in Tirana, yes. They do not know me well enough.
He replied: I know my affairs. If it was a statement for you and for Agim, I could do it, let it go where it goes. But a man I do not know, I do not burn in vain, it is not worth the sacrifice.
Ganiu said: We need your name. As for Myrtezain, there are plenty of them issuing statements. If we Kosovars do not help each other in trouble, who will help them?! I did not know you as a coward, you are surprising me! Stop talking when you are going to make the statement.
He said: Never! Ganiu parted angrily, saying: Good night.
Assessment: The data is of interest for the fact that Gani Demri and Agim Gjakova, agree with the views of Myrteza Bajraktari, who claims that he was unjustly convicted and above all, seek to collect statements, to consider him innocent!
B.p. he maneuvered well, who told him, that he cannot do that I am afraid, you have warm shoulders.
For this matter, B.p., was not given assignments.
The secret document with the report-information drafted by the State Security Operational Worker, Haxhi Dashi, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Flamurtari”, regarding the conversations made by Gani Demiri with his Kosovar friends, such as Agim Gjakova, etc., to request statements in defense of Myrteza Bajraktari
Given by agent “Flamurtari”
Received P.Op. Haxhi Dashi
Dt. 10.7.1975 Time 20.00
In the “Writer” Base
R E P O R T
On July 4, 1975, he met Agim Gjakova, he told him what Gani Demiri had asked him, then added: more Agim, how can I make a statement, when it is known that I have never had friends and I do not even know Myrteza Bajraktari?!
Unless you have friends, you have no way of making a statement. Myrtezai himself asked me. I promised, I would let him go. But simply, how do I know Myrtezain. Without letting the statements go from bias. That’s so it’s propaganda and gets into other channels.
I have a question: Kosovars have been horses since Kosovo, or are they made horses here? I was talking one day with Xhavit Shillova. A Kosovar student, who came to him from Kosovo, got into prison and was acquitted. Xhavit has relatives. Gani and I told him to help him. At least get in and out. Xhavit insisted like a mule: Has he been in prison? Yes. I do not even want to look into his eyes.
Ganiu said: that they put him in prison in vain, Xhavit said angrily: Nobody puts you in prison in vain! I said to Xhavit: Do you go wrong with those of the Directorate and the village where you serve? If they plot any intrigue against you, should we hold a grudge against you?! Xhavit, like Xhavit, again with his head: Without guilt, no one can put me in jail.
He said to Agim: We had another topic of conversation. You and Gani are brave, but this bravery can be nurtured by some support. Have friends in Insurance. Rotate the work as you please. I’m not brave.
Dawn said: I did not mean you. Even if I were in your country, since you had no friends, I would not issue the statement. I ask you do you know Nebi Salih well. It seems to me good and trustworthy.
Task: He gave you the task to go to Agim Gjakova’s house on Saturday afternoon, under the pretext of meeting Naime, with whom he does not go out. Tell Agim and Naime, that he has received a letter from his sister, he tells me that in the end those friends of the embassy called him, to go to get the visa, to come as a visitor, but I am still afraid, that s ‘they have to leave her again, although I told her, even to her mother, she seemed to recover from Gëzim, she got better.
Open a conversation about the writings that Dawn has in hand. Tell him that I have the novel that has been approved and given for publication, but they are not giving me the money yet, now that my sister is coming, I need it. Tell him that I found out that some time ago, there was a group of teachers from Gjakova, I did not meet anyone, we did not meet anyone, and what they say about there.
This then open the conversation, saying; from a friend, who told me, but I was surprised, that I do not remember Abdyl Këllezi, a woman from Kosovo, a farmer with a position in Kosovo, or Fadil Hoxha, or Mehmet Hoxha. This is in order to open the conversation and see what Agimi means about Abdyl Këllez and Koço Theodhos. As far as I have learned, working, even in the teaching staff, had caused great damage to the economy.
Then tell him that you have learned that; after coming from Kosovo, Bije Vokshi, went to Durrës to his nephew, a great fighter, I heard that he was, but I do not know him closely. She has come other times, she is from Gjakova, does Agimi know her, and has she ever met her?
-To learn, when will I go to Agimi, when will I get the permit and where will I do it? In the meeting with Gani, find out what cabin he will be in, when he goes to Durrës with permission that supposedly, you can sometimes go to him on Sunday.
Operational Measures: Take action with T.O. M. Kosova, that on Saturday, at 16:30, to go to the eavesdropping of Agim Gjakova, B.p., will go around 18.00.
To be given to the deputy director, to see.
Take all measures and intercept. Tell me the result.
Dt. 11.7.1975 Kadri Gojashi
The secret document with the report-information drafted by the State Security Operational Worker, Enver Miloti, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “Shpendi”, regarding the interception of the wiretaps against Myrteza Bajraktari
Given B. p. “Shpendi”
Received P. Op. Enver Miloti
Dt. 3.6.1975 Time 20.00
R A P O R T
The source reports that on May 30, 1975, he went to visit Myrteza Bajraktari, at 9:30. In the conversation, the source told him if there was any news from his sister in Yugoslavia. Myrtezai told him that; I have received letters from my family, and they write to me that in July, my little sister will come to Tirana as a visitor, who will bring me a lot of loot from the heritage I have there, such as: three stoves, a with electricity, one with wood and one with kerosene. In case my sister calls me, to make an appointment with your son in Skopje before he comes. If there is any loot to bring to you.
The source said to Myrteza, if the bureaucracy catches you: he replied that; has not caught me, but they remove persons who are suspicious, replacing them with others, faithful.
With Myrteza Bajraktar, get in touch again and in conversation ask him, what you are doing to get a job. Also, to tell him that there should be no claims that he’s just a teacher or’s just not there, but to go to a factory or plant, is enough to start and not be out of work.
I asked her if she had talked on the phone with her little sister and what she had said about coming to Albania.
Assessment: The data is of operational interest, for the fact that Myrteza Bajraktari, in his opinion, is only the removal of elements with bad political composition.
Operational Measures: Data to be passed to P.Op. Haxhi Dashi, who has operational control 2 / B.
V.O. Comrade Kadri Gojashi notes:
Let’s not give a visa to Myrteza’s sister, let her come. Memorie.al
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