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: Here, Comrade Enver, I am trying. I did not say what weakness Koçi Xoxja exploited me, but I do not know what weakness he exploited me.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Tell us.
COMRADE SHEFQET PEÇI: A, Kadri?!
KADRI HAZBIU: One minute. I know this since the 8th plenum I have become spiritually ready to come, to work in another country, judging my mistakes. It must be my letter to the Central Committee of the Party. Why I was judged to remain in Insurance, I do not know.
COMRADE BEHAR PILLAR: I remember well what you said in the Party asset in Kamza.
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, well, you remember these, and I am saying what I remember. It must be letters. I did my self-criticism, it was appreciated and I stayed back in Insurance. Why was it appreciated?
I am not going into these details, the assessments are there, but I know what I was told then: “in addition to the mistakes, you have these good things because you have maintained a fair stance with the Soviets”.
That was the conclusion he told me. I thanked the Party and tried to work along its lines. Mistakes were made, I bear the responsibility.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, comrade Rexhep Kolli said about a Svetozar Koçii.. Did you give him any documents?
KADRI HAZBIU: No.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are you sure?
KADRI HAZBIU: Absolutely safe, completely safe.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Are you completely safe?!
KADRI HAZBIU: Completely safe.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: How come you did not give him documents?
KADRI HAZBIU: Let me clarify, comrade Hekuran. When I was in school in the Soviet Union, where we spent eight months, Yugoslav advisers came here. When I arrived, I was in the Army Security and I saw that the whole structure of the Army Security had been transformed, the Yugoslav advisers had even come to the divisions.
Here in the central apparatus there were one or two, I do not know how many they were. There was also the conflict, which was called positive for me at the time, because I did not accept, or so to speak, object to the Yugoslav vocational training theses introduced by these advisers.
COMRADE VITO KAPO: You passed from the Yugoslavs to the Soviets, as Mehmet Shehu did.
KADRI HAZBIU: Maybe, it is another job, but I am saying it as it is. This conflict was created, we were tried, we were then called to the Political Directorate, I was called as the head of the Army Security. I do not know whether the commander became aware at the time or did not, but after a while, the Yugoslav advisers fled. They did not stay even two or three months after I returned from the Soviet Union.
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Was it Koçiçi?
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not remember Kocic.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: A!! (Expresses surprise).
KADRI HAZBIU: There were others, not only Koçiçi.
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: With documents, Svetozar Koçiçi was sent by Tito to take Duusan Mugoëna and send him to Yugoslavia.
KADRI HAZBIU: Ë?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: To send him to Yugoslavia during the 1944 War.
KADRI HAZBIU: Ë?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: Svetozar Koçiçi returned to the army security when you were there.
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, where has he been?
HEKURAN ISAI COMRADE: Svetozar Koçiçi from the Army Security became secretary of the Yugoslav Embassy and recruited a considerable number of cadres. Liri Gega and Dali Ndreu were the pivoters of the Tirana Conference of 1956.
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Until documents were later given to the Soviets, why not to Svetozar Kocic?
KADRI HAZBIU: When, by whom? From me?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: We do not know by whom!
COMRADE HAKI TOSKA: You know.
KADRI HAZBIU: If Comrade Hekuran asks that documents have been given to him, then why do you extend it, Comrade Enver? Take me to the investigator and talk.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Slowly, slowly, do not raise your voice like that, do not raise your voice like that, that!!
KADRI HAZBIU: Well, I do, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Please, we lower our voice, if you know the job, so do not raise it.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, I do not know that, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, I know I do not know, but we ask.
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know that.
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: We ask.
KADRI HAZBIU: I do not know, but you …
COMRADE HAKI TOSKA: We are interested to know what Kadri Hazbiu had to do with Koçi Xoxen, the Yugoslavs, the Soviets, Mehmet Shehu, Beqir Balluku. Tell them about it, get them out, not toys like that!
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I did not have a hostile relationship with them or with anyone else. I have said this and I say it. Through work I have made mistakes with serious responsibility and I will answer.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Without telling us the mistakes.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: You do not say the mistakes, you hid them.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, I did not hide them.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: And in your “self-criticism”, in the material we read from you, nothing is said about mistakes.
KADRI HAZBIU: No, I did not hide them. I conscientiously hid nothing.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: Yes, but in the material presented by you, in “self-criticism” nothing is said.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Let him tell us the mistakes once, what do the call mistakes?
COMRADE RAMIZ ALIA: Here, let Kadriu tell the mistakes. What he feels are mistakes.
KADRI HAZBIU: Apart from what I said there, I have nothing else to say.
(All friends: there is nothing there).
KADRI HAZBIU: This is how I reflect it; this is how I judge it. I said one thing both in the Politburo and in my self-criticism that I know well, and for this I am sure that I was not and am not a conspirator in hostile activities, in any hostile activity.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Well, it’s over. Now tell us a little bit that in the investigative process, Hulusi Spahiu denounced Beqir Balluku as a member of the Tirana Conference?
COMRADE HEKURAN ISAI: We, he said, talked to Beqir Balluku about these problems.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: Yes, for all the problems. Why didn’t you say that?
KADRI HAZBIU: This, comrade Enver, I said or did not say, I do not remember.
(All friends express surprise: oo !!).
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: This is how we end with you, do we close it?
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, it’s one thing, Comrade Enver.
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: One thing is Kadri that this data appears in the archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
KADRI HAZBIU: Which one?
COMRADE ENVER HOXHA: And if it were to be shown that Beqir Balluku had participated in the Tirana Conference, then he would no longer be a minister, but his head would have been cut off.
KADRI HAZBIU: Likewise, Comrade Enver, there were many who gave data, gave deposits, but at that time I may not have appreciated them.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: But why did not you appreciate them? Why are these little things you did not appreciate? Why don’t you appreciate it when he says that about Beqir Balluku?
KADRI HAZBIU: Yes, I did not consider Beqir Balluku an enemy, please.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: In the material that has been presented to the Politburo, it is said that he knew about the arrival of Panajot Plakut in Pashaliman. Why doesn’t he tell us? Why didn’t he tell the Party?
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: Regarding the arrival of Panajot Plakut in Pashaliman, after he had escaped, why did not you tell him? Why was this small thing? Panajot Plaku was a fugitive enemy and returns to Albania as a saboteur, to find out and not to inform the Party.
KADRI HAZBIU: I know it has been announced.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: Did the Party know, and had released Arif Hasko ?!
KADRI HAZBIU: Avash, comrade Sul, let us explain, because it did not turn out that it was for sure. It was said that Panajot Plaku entered the house where Arif Haskoja and a Soviet advisor lived. It is not known for sure whether he joined the Soviets or Arif Hasko.
COMRADE SUL BAHOLLI: But you did not inform the Party at all!
KADRI HAZBIU: I know I informed him.
COMRADE ENVER HALILI: Were these facts of importance to tell the Party and Comrade Enver? Were they of this character?
KADRI HAZBIU: They were, they were. Memorie.al
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