By Dashnor Kaloçi
Memorie.al/ Just a few days after the arrest of the former Minister of the Interior, Kadri Hazbiu and his deputy, Feçor Shehu, at the beginning of November 1982, according to the instructions of the secretariat of the PPSh Central Committee (signed personally by Enver Hoxha), extraordinary meetings were held in all the basic organizations of the party throughout the country, in which the “activity of the hostile group” of Kadri Hazbi was analyzed. ut and his closest collaborators, as; Feçor Shehu, Llambi Peçini, Mihallaq Ziçishti, etc., who together with the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nesti Nasen and the Minister of Health, Llambi Ziçishti, were accused of being the closest collaborators of the police agent Mehmet Shehu.
Then, all the materials of these meetings held in Tirana and in the districts were sent to the party committees of the respective districts, which after a preliminary selection, those discussions that were most important, were sent to the relevant sector of the apparatus of the Central Committee of the PPSh, which covered the organs of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defense, General Investigation, Prosecution, Courts, etc.), the sector which, after another more detailed selection was sent to the secretary of the Central Committee, Simon Stefani, who covered the Internal Affairs bodies.
In this context, the First Secretary of the Elbasan district Party Committee, Piro Kondi, at that time, selected the discussion of Hekuran Pobrati, (former senior officer of the State Security, who held the title “Hero of the People”), who was retired and lived with his family in the city of Elbasan. The letter with the discussion in question, which was held at the meeting of the basic organization of pensioners where Pobrati was fighting at the time, (where the materials of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP were discussed), after being read and looked at carefully by Simon Stefani, was sent back to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
This is because there, in November 1982, by the order of Minister Hekuran Isai, a special group was formed, headed by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Zylyftar Ramizi, (who also held the position of Director of the State Security Directorate), and two of his subordinates, Enver Zeneli and Hasan Ulqinaku, who had as their main task: “clearing up and documenting the hostile activity of Kadri Hazbiu’s group, as the closest collaborators of the police agent Mehmet Shehu”! In this context, there is also the discussion of Hekuran Pobrati, which we have separated from a voluminous file located in the Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (now part of the fund of the Authority for the Information of Documents of the former State Security), which we are publishing on Memorie.al.
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COVERING LETTER FROM THE HEAD OF THE LETTERS AND COMPLAINTS SECTOR AT THE APPARATUS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF APS, VASK ÇIFLIGU, SENT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE, SIMON STEFANI, WITH THE DISCUSSION OF THE FORMER SENIOR STATE SECURITY OFFICER, HEKURAN POBRATI, “HERO OF THE PEOPLE”, MBAJ TUR IN THE MEETING OF THE BASIC PARTY ORGANIZATION, REGARDING THE “HOSTILE ACTIVITY” OF MEHMET SHEHUT, KADRI HAZBIUT, ETC.
On 11.11.1982, Comrade Piro Kondi sent the discussion that Comrade Hekuran Pobrati made in the meeting of the base organization, when the materials of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP were discussed. This discussion is related to the information sent by the Party Committee of Elbasan District, for the preparation of the materials of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee in the Internal Branch and the Prosecutor’s Court.
Although there is talk of a differentiated work, in the pursuit of processing, the established norms do not allow it, so the work of the Security, both in terms of spies and anti-party elements became the same as that of propaganda, etc. Due to the fact that the established deadlines forced the Operative Workers to change the trend of espionage to that of agitation, since this is easier, it was carried out faster and the investigation on this trend and documentation, as investigations, makes it easier for the investigator, so the defendant shows more espionage and agitation, or they are reduced to a category and left, they are removed altogether and remain contingent.
Now it is understood that these enemies did it in order to see the dangerous activity of espionage and the anti-party, that this is how they saw themselves. These actions have led to the fact that many spies and persons who have been processed for anti-party activity have not been completely or completely analyzed as such and their files have been archived.
For these reasons, I think that the archived materials for these processes, whether they are or have been released from prison, should be studied to be followed as such and for these categories, there should be no deadlines, that their activity takes place in certain situations and moments and when they receive tasks, it should not be considered as agitation, due to the fact that contingents who carry out agitation, a good part are known as enemies by the people, as such their activity, fall in their eyes and the people who have gone through such a situation and , who has given great proof of loyalty and vigilance, drowns him.
That’s why we shouldn’t have deadlines here; here the help of the people is more visible. While the contingent of the anti-party element, especially when they are not known, their activity, which becomes very thin, is less noticeable, therefore, time and continuous and fine professional work is required from the Operative Workers. Also, I think that the processing files for anti-party activities, when these materials are removed, should not be burned, they should be saved. So do spies.
As far as I remember, from 1951, or so, a bomb was thrown in the Soviet legation, to find out its author, they were arrested and after a quick investigation and trial, some of them were shot, most of them were processed, as I found out as a spy that they had organized and thrown the bomb.
As far as I remember, it was discovered that this bomb had been thrown by order of a saboteur, Sejfulla Shima, from Fush-Kruja, a former driver of Mustafa Merlika and a member of the “Resistance Front” organization, it must be seen that they are not contingent on the discoveries, where the enemy Mehmet Shehu, and especially the Yugoslavs, were part of, in order to protect himself, he influenced them to be shot and after these arrests and shootings, Mehmet Shehu did them to protect himself, so that he would not was uncovered. I think their files should be looked at. At this time, Halim Xhelua was in the Directorate of Internal Affairs in Tirana.
In the chapter of Teme Sejkos, among others, the arrested testified that they had brought weapons and some people from Greece, to have them ready for the Uprising; they had hidden them in some caves. Some of them were taken together with the Operative Worker and were drilled to find where they had hidden them.
If, as I recall, nothing was found? A person A.P. was involved in this conspiracy as a liaison with the Greek Discovery. In order to further discover this activity, in the role of two Greek detectives, two Operative Workers presented themselves on Monday in connection with the liaison, but as they did not eat this game, they do not accept anything.
After 2-3 days, one of the participating Operative Workers, who was working abroad in a district, was called to Tirana by Mihallaq Ziçishti, for a while, did not catch the eye of this liaison, the measures of internment were taken, removing him from Konispoli, he was sent to the cooperative of his village, to that Operative Worker who was called and commissioned, who was in the role of the Greek Discovery, Hekuran Pobrati, who, not being notified by the Ministry and Mihallaq , he did not know that this liaison was there, when he went to the village, he must have informed him.
This is proven by the fact that this liaison later wrote a letter to his friend Enver Hoxha that he is innocent and was provoked by the Security authorities. He explained this with measure, that with these actions, there are goals of deconspiracy of our measures in the Greek Discovery, by these enemies.
Comrade Enver’s party, they have constantly ordered to increase the leading role of the Party in our bodies. There are many who talk about this role, but especially after the coup plotters Beqir Balluku, etc., “Party in command, not command in the Party”.
And this role here, as required by the country and the work, is not right, this is not today’s here, but since Selim Qafleshi was there, there was no proper respect for him and no questions were asked. And later, this also happened with Comrade Vangjel.
I don’t know how it happens in other districts; this must have been introduced from above. It is not said that the chairman and the secretary should always stay together, but they should not be separated as it happened, they are connected by work, respect and love for each other.
Why does he stay alone with a few friends, Gëzim, why doesn’t he hang out with the new Operative Workers, they need him, he should stay close to them, get into their world, their troubles and concerns. Nothing should be done without asking the secretary, that’s why the Party eliminated the differences between them in time.
Even the criticism from below was not enough because the people in charge, especially Gezimi, did not accept it. I was impressed by a case in a meeting, when Comrade Vangjel criticized the leadership in the Branch for the late detection of a crime.
Before he sat down, Comrade Argjir Ligori stood up, with disrespectful tendencies; he jumped to the defense of the command and, in particular, Mr. Joy. There is familiarity and I don’t agree with Argjiri’s discussion, he has familiarity and should do self-criticism. From these, division was achieved in the body.
Here, the secretary of the basic organization of the Party, Comrade Qemal Sokoli, is responsible, although I have told him, both for the cases when Selim Qafleshi was the secretary and now, that he should not remain indifferent, he should not be notified.
For Perikli Sheti, I have been raised here in the organization, since the first secretary, friend Rrapo Dervishi, was here, and he was also in this meeting, and I said that there are many words, that Perikli Sheti, receives money for the operations he does and does not go to prison, that he defends himself and he continued and we did sehir, the people talked that he has friends in Dega.
I think that for the bodies of Internal Affairs, cadres should be taken from the working class and cooperatives, extending to all the districts and provinces. The same should be done for the school, considering the qualities, skills and talent. Circulation and refreshment is, especially for the main cadres, necessary. The enemies of the Party in these bodies here have abused to rub their skin.
Although I, when Albania was liberated, did not leave a district without going after the gangs, but when I came to Tirana, I remained in that sector, in the districts. From Tirana, although with many children, I moved to Koplik, from here to Gramsh, from Gramsh to Tirana, they left me for two years and from here to Peshkopi and they never asked me, thanks to Banush Goxhaj, who said: – “Hey, this one who came from there, assign him to a place to live his old age”.
When I talk about myself, I also mean my friends like Medin Bilbilin, etc., who have lived a family life, always in pursuit from Tirana to Pukë, from here to Përmet, until they got old on the move.
Whereas in Tirana, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, there were those who had been there since the liberation until now, or who have left for 1-2 years and have returned. This treatment for some is unfair and harmful, because it cultivates their arrogance, comfort, servility, etc.
Even in the preparation of the officer cadre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, has the hostile work of these enemies influenced? The fact that many topics are dull, without examples, that do not follow the development, for example, the topic that mentions terror reminds me of the saboteur Shahin Tosum, captured in 1951, he was sent and instructed for terror, when we asked him how he would try in the room, he stood up and made us practice, his action not only revolts us, but also teaches us how to protect ourselves.
Even these old ones have educational value and professional training, which are so numerous, but they were not thought of at all, or the worst is, in my opinion that they do not know the new weapons that the enemies can use today, in this direction and in other directions. If this had been done, what happened in Lushnje would not have happened.
Even removing the topic against gangs and saboteurs does not seem fair to me. I promise that as long as I have a soul, I will work day and night, to deserve and keep clean, the high name of our glorious Party, and for the protection of the Party and the people and the Motherland, I will not even spare my life. Memorie.al