Memorie.al publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), which have been unknown for 40 years and see for the first time the light of publication, where is a voluminous file with secret materials and documents belonging to the months of October 1982, where is reflected the material of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ALP entitled “On the pronounced lack of vigilance and serious mistakes of Comrade Kadri Hazbiu at the time he was Minister of Interior “, written self-criticism of Kadri Hazbiu,” Decision of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP on expulsion from the Central Committee and the Party and dismissal from all state and social functions of Kadri Hazbit ”, as well as the minutes of the Plenum of the Central Committee held on 13 and 14 October 1982 in the main hall of the building of the Central Committee, where the work was discussed and analyzed and the activity of the Minister of National Defense, Kadri Hazbiu, who is accused of his “hostile activity” for the period of almost 30 years when he served as Minister of Internal Affairs. The complete file with all the documents that is published for the first time by Memorie.al, where in addition to the material “Top secret”, of the Politburo with accusations against the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Kadri Hazbiu, the minutes of Plenum, where Enver Hoxha and most members of the Politburo as: Ramiz Alia, Adil Çarçani, Foto Çami, Hekuran Isai, Manush Myftiu, Simon Stefani, Haki Toska, Pali Miska, Prokop Murra, Spiro Koleka, Rita Marko, Lenka Çuko, Muho Asllani, Llambi Gegprifti, Vangjel Çerava, and the Central Committee of the ALP, as; Nexhmije Hoxha, Gafur Çuçi, Xhelil Gjoni, Pilo Peristeri, Sofo Lazri, Piro Kondi, Petro Dode, Behar Shtylla, Shefqet Peçi, Qemal Bregasi, Dritëro Agolli, Mine Guri, Themie Thomai, Mehmet Elezi, Lumturi Rexha, Tefta Cami, , Harrilla Papajorgji, Anastas Kondo, Miti Nito, Sulejman Baholli, Halil Leli, Jashar Menzelxhiu, Enver Halili, Ali Vukatana, Tahir Minxhozi, Naunka Bozo, Luan Muhameti, Rexhep Kolli, Ndreçi Plasari, Sofie Çuadari, Nezir Jo, etc. have only accused former Minister Hazbiu, as a close associate of former Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu, but have also debated fiercely with him throughout the two-day plenum meeting, asking him to give explanations about the work and activity of from the day he sat in the minister’s office, starting from relations and relations with Russian advisers, the Tirana Conference in 1956, to “his cooperation with hostile groups” led by Teme Sejko, Beqir Balluku, Abdyl Këllezi dh of the “police agent” Mehmet Shehu, as well as the decisions dismissals from duties and for the expulsion from the Central Committee of Rexhep Koli, Nazar Berberi, Veli Llakaj, Ndreçi Plasari, etc.
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Minutes ‘Top secret’ of the meeting of the 5th Plenum of the Central Committee of the ALP, held on 13 and 14 October 1982
ALBANIAN LABOR PARTY
CENTRAL COMMITTEE Top secret
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 5TH PLENUM OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF ALP ON OCTOBER 14 AND 14, 1982
KADRI HAZBIU: You told me that.
VELI LLAKAJ: Yes, urgent.
KADRI HAZBIU: You told me this and you did not even mention the scaling of ammunition, nothing. Keep them yourself.
NAZAR BERBERI: We did not talk about anything else.
VELI LLAKAJ: Mehmet Shehu asked for Nazar urgently and I told him why he called you, and he told me that he had taken the sign. I told him that you had made a mistake and he replied that he knew it by heart and that he had not taken it. I went and told this fact to Kadri Hazbi. He told me: “do not worry, because he called her to ask him something about the boy’s bride”, he even told me that my friend Ramiz knows this job.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Kadriu told me that Mehmet Shehu called Nazar because his son-in-law had made a report to the Party Committee of the Tirana district on the issue of Bashkim Shehu’s bride, Mehmet Shehu’s son. The Party Committee of the Tirana district sent us here. That’s what I know.
KADRI HAZBIU: kaq, I know that.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: The issue that Veliu says seems to me to be of greater importance, that issue and you Veli knew it and Kadriu knew it and you did not tell us.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, do not address me, comrade Ramiz.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: I am addressing you, because Veliu says you know.
VELI LLAKAJ: I know that Mehmet Shehu called Nazar at home.
NAZAR BERBERI: Comrade Ramiz, we have not talked about the table or anything.
FRIENDS: Explain to us about the issue of tanks.
VELI LLAKAJ: That Mehmet Shehu called Nazar at home, I know this, I was saying whether this has anything to do with what Comrade Enver say, who three days before the suicide, called him at home. I said he only called Comrade Nazar and not me. He says now that he told Kadri that he called her to ask about the boy’s bride, and he told me that he had called her for the sign. That’s what I know.
KADRI HAZBIU: Let us clarify once about the tanks that our friends ask.
VELI LLAKAJ: No, not for tanks.
KADRI HAZBIU: Of? Neither had you Veli nor Nazari told me.
NAZAR BERBERI: Not
KADRI HAZBIU: Nazari told me that Mehmet Shehu asked me on the phone if I had seen his son’s bride who had met a Frenchman.
NAZAR BERBERI: Yes.
KADRI HAZBIU: I told this to Comrade Ramiz. I know nothing further about this problem. How is she…?
COMRADE THIMIE THOMAI: Comrade Enver, maybe Nazari will not be honest here that it is likely, even not likely, but it is exactly so, that he will have called him. Why do I say that? Make logical connections. When Mehmet Shehu was in Korça delegated for the district party conference, he called Nazar Berberi in Korça, but he was not there. Enver Halili is here and can tell us for himself. Even in his program, it was only one day, he was seeing the whole region from the Red Stone, he took Nazar and they went together. Neither Enver Halili nor Vangjel Çerava was with them.
NAZAR BERBERI: I was not either.
COMRADE THIMIE THOMAI: You went, you went, here it is and let Enver Halili say.
NAZAR BERBERI: Okay, okay.
COMRADE THIMIE THOMAI: Together with Nazar they went and saw him from Guri i Kuq, in Qafën e Kazanit. Then, when he had his birthday, Nazar, Mehmet Shehu gave a block with a very strong note: “My dear and dear friend, Nazar Berber”. Even Spiro Lengua told me yesterday that the block with this note and Nazar’s son so far, has been seen by his friends at school. What are these “dear”, “dear”? Tell the Nazar Party, your connections with Mehmet Shehu, that this is not about personal issues, but you have taken the fate of the nation on foot.
NAZAR BERBERI: That’s right; I went to Korça for the problem of fortification. I patronized the Korça and Gjirokastra areas. At the Kazan Pass you say, friend Thimie, and elsewhere, I have not gone. I met Mehmet Shehu in Korça and he saw the whole fortification region that was completed. I had the whole area of Korça under my patronage and I was directly responsible. Comrade Enver Halili is here and let him say. I have not gone to any other place.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: More, Nazar, that board that Veliu says was a chessboard?
NAZAR BERBERI: No, I did not say anything about the table.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: But why not?
NAZAR BERBERI: But I did not say anything, how can I say it?
COMRADE PALI MISKA: Then what slanders Veliu? Until you know that job why not says it? How did Mehmet Shehu tell you? That he told you?
VELI LLAKAJ: Nazar told me that I brought him the board. When I asked the operating officer, he told me he did not receive any charts. Why did he say that then?
COMRADE PALI MISKA: What is it then?
VELI LLAKAJ: When I told him that it was a secret, he said: no, I did not tell him because I knew it by heart. Now he says that Mehmeti asked him about his son’s bride.
NAZAR BERBERI: I did not bring any kind of sign.
COMRADE PALI MISKA: His son’s bride does not matter compared to this chart you brought to him, written or oral.
NAZAR BERBERI: I did not bring any kind of sign.
VELI LLAKAJ: I asked, I was interested in the Ministry of Defense and they told me that the board from the secretariat of the Ministry of Defense, he did not pull.
NAZAR BERBERI: Here, Veliu asked the secretary and they told her that nothing was taken out of her. No table and no other problems were discussed with Mehmet Shehu, except the problem of his son’s bride who seemed to bother him.
COMRADE LENKA ÇUKO: Why would he solve the problem of his son’s bride with you?
FRIENDS: Why would he solve his son’s bride problem with you? He himself sent the bride to meet with the French.
COMRADE LENKA ÇUKO: Listen, listen, it is not so easy as you say Nazar, that he did not have to solve the work of his son’s bride with you, at a time when he had warned his friend Enver and would do self-criticism in front of the Politburo. You now say that he talked to you about the work of the boy’s bride!!
NAZAR BERBERI: I’m telling you how true it was. He called me and asked: Have you been to the hotel club “Tirana”? I was, – I told him. Did you drink coffee? He asked me. Yes, I drank. Have you seen my son’s bride? “I did not see anything,” I told him. I do not know anything about the problem of tanks, nor have we talked about it
(Friends express dissatisfaction with these answers).
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Sit down now; sit down (because shopping was done here). Are you happy now friends? Do you have any more questions?
VELI LLAKAJ: Let Kadriu explain to us about Arif Hasko who did not say anything to me when I asked him about the marriage I would do.
KADRI HAZBIU: I tied the knot to you?!
VELI LLAKAJ: No, no, I asked you and you told me that there is nothing.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, no. You came to me and told me that your daughter was in love with Arif Hasko’s son, you told me that you had asked others and they had spoken well. What can I tell you? Arif Haskoja is a party member, why do you ask me? I told you so, neither further nor further.
COMRADE NEXHMIJE HOXHA: Veliu was the chief of staff Kadri, then how could you not feel obliged to tell him: what should you do with Arif Hasko, when you also knew this fact of Panajot Plaku, that we others did not know?!
KADRI HAZBIU: Excuse me, yes…!
VELI LLAKAJ: I wanted so much from you Kadri, just a signal to tell me. If you just “see for yourself” you tell me, I wanted so much.
KADRI HAZBIU: Look, look!! I do not start from justifying myself, but how can I tell her not to betroth the girl?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: How could you not tell him?! By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the mother to be inactive. – You told him.
KADRI HAZBIU: Comrade Enver, he told me that he had asked others. How can I tell?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: To say to him: since you are asking me, I will tell you not to approve this engagement in any way.
KADRI HAZBIU: Why?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: Why was Arif Haskoja released?
KADRI HAZBIU: Veliu knew the same.
COMRADE ADIL ÇARÇANI: Yes, he was with the caste.
KADRI HAZBIU: Veliu knew that, what would I say to him?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Ah; it’s not like that, no, it’s not!
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, now, I told him so.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: You are very naive.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: I propose not to prolong it any longer, because that way we can continue for another whole month (friends agree).
Kadri Hazbiu did not explain anything to us, on the contrary, arrogantly, and provocatively, he made me get angry and say a word that I should not have said. I apologize to the plenum for getting hot.
FRIENDS: Nothing (approve of Comrade Enver’s position).
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: The proposal of the Politburo is the one you read: Kadri Hazbiu to be expelled from the Central Committee, to be dismissed from the post of Minister of People’s Defense, a measure that has been implemented, to be dismissed by the Politburo. If any of you have any other opinion, let me take the floor.
COMRADE SPIRO KOLEKA: I propose that he be expelled from the Party as well. He is a sworn enemy, determined, he is the deputy that Mehmet Shehu left to succeed him, in cooperation with Fiqrete Shehu. They have agreed: he killed himself if the issue continues, and Kadriu will continue. He does not say anything to the Party, so he should not stay in the Party. Then go to where the other enemies have gone, and there meet the comrades.
SOME FRIENDS: To come today.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We listened to the proposals. To pronounce the whole plenum, we will not be against the decision of the plenum.
ALL FRIENDS: Agree.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Do you agree? Agree why?
ALL FRIENDS: To be expelled from the Party and to implement the proposal of Comrade Spiro.
COMRADE SPIRO KOLEKA: To be given to the court (all comrades agree).
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: That was all we had with the case of Kadri Hazbiu. I advise him, despite being expelled from the Party, to take this matter more seriously. The decision made here is a fair decision and it has time to be corrected. We promise Kadri, to help him correct him. We have also expressed our opinion in the Bureau, but it depends a lot on Kadriu himself. Let him no longer bring trouble to the Party, but let him remain calm where he is, let him not make a fuss in the streets, let him not be shown as “I am free” and “I have been condemned in vain”, “I am a persecuted martyr”, “I was attacked in the Central Committee, where the first did not even hear the second, even Comrade Enver told me that I would be arrested.”
Therefore, I advise Kadriu to come to his senses, he needs to come to his senses, he needs to come to his senses, to reflect a lot on what his friends said here, in this plenum meeting, and to be convinced that so thinks the whole Party. Therefore, for his own good, I repeat, he should reflect and start from the alpha his issue honestly, why as a communist he …, but still something may be left to him; what is left should serve him to recognize the mistakes that were made.
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