Memorie.al publishes a file that was obtained some time ago by the institution of the Authority for the Information of Files of the former State Security, where the investigative, judicial and processing file of the citizen Kasëm Hoxha, originally from the village of Markat in Saranda and residing in the USA since 1985, when he was able to escape from Albania to Greece, after having suffered ten years in the Spaçi camp, convicted of “agitation and propaganda against popular power”. At the time of his arrest, on June 21, 1973, by the State Security bodies, of the Internal Affairs Branch of the Saranda district, some “compromising materials”, such as poems and tracts, were found in his house , where he called “for the overthrow of popular power”, etc. The file in charge of the citizen Kaso Hoxha, (now de-classified) begins with the processing, where the State Security bodies and the Department of Internal Affairs of the district of Saranda make every effort to find the author of the letter. with deep hostile content”, which was thrown in the center of Markat village (with residents of the Cham community), where after a long time, with the help of the Central Criminal Laboratory, near the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Tirana, it became possible, in order to clarify and identify that the writing on that letter was Kaso Hoxha’s, this also led to his arrest. The file in question continues with the investigative and judicial process against him, where he, after suffering ten years in Spaçi prison, in November 1982 returns to his native village, Markat, where from the first days, he was followed and monitored. by the bodies of the State Security, who had engaged not only some associates of the Security, but also his close family members, this forced Kaso, to escape arrest, to escape from Albania, crossing the state border, to the state neighbors, Greece. After some time staying in the Llavros Camp, he gained the status of a political asylum seeker, to go to the United States of America, where even there, he continued to be followed and monitored by the State Security bodies (Albanian Political Intelligence, which was camouflaged with his residency, near the Diplomatic Mission in the United Nations Organization) and some of its secret agents, until 1991, when the communist regime in Albania collapsed. The story of Kaso Hoxha, became known after the publication of his book “Beautiful land, ugly people”, which he entrusted to Memorie.al in manuscript, now comes through the documents of the State Security, (where they are, reports of collaborators of the State Security, with their pseudonyms, letters, notes, information, relations, report-information, interceptions with operational techniques, etc., of the officers of the State Security, investigators, holders of the Department of Internal Affairs, of the district of Saranda, etc., to the residency of Political Intelligence in the USA, and its agents there), which begin in 1973 and end in 1991, when his file was archived once and for all.
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The secret document drawn up by the Operative Worker, Petraq Pine and the head of the Section, Et’hem Bakaj, approved by the Head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the district of Saranda, Veiz Hadëri, for the opening of the search file against Kasëm Hoxha from Markati
HEAD OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS Single copy
VEIZ HADERI Saranda, on 30/7/1985
FOR THE OPENING OF THE RESEARCH FILE FOR KASEM CHERÇIZ, THE MARKS OF THE SARANDA DISTRICT WERE REMOVED FROM THE VILLAGE:
I, Operative Worker Petraq Pine, effective of D.P.B. Saranda, after I studied the materials in charge of Kasem Hoxha, from the village of Markat in the district of Saranda.
That Kasem Hoxha is the son of Çerçiz and Hana, born in 1951, born in the village of Markat and residing there, with 8 years of education, married with two children, unorganized, convicted, with completed military service , of poor peasant origin, cooperative social status, cooperative profession, Albanian nationality and citizenship.
The moral and political standing of his family before the war was good, there was no one connected with the regimes of that time. During the National Liberation War they maintained a good attitude, later the uncle’s son Selfo Hoxha and Rexhep Hoxha fled to Greece.
Similarly, his first cousin, Hiqmet Hoxha, was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment, for tending to escape abroad. There is a brother-in-law, sister’s husband, Idriz Kushi, sentenced to 19 years in prison for theft.
Kasemi himself was convicted in 1973 for agitation and hostile propaganda, with 10 years of imprisonment, and was released in 1982, benefiting from amnesty. In the village, he is known as a closed man, unsociable, indifferent and tied to work and family.
On 30.7.1985, the chairman of the Markat village council, together with the head of the sector, informed the branch guard officer about the absence of Kasem Hoxha in the village.
From the verifications made by us, it turned out that none of his relatives and villagers knew about his departure.
His wife and eldest daughter, in their explanations, said that on July 28, they were at Idriz Hoxha’s wedding and on July 29, Monday, he took the work tools, food, as usual, and left for work, for watering sunflowers, down in the field of Markati.
From the explanations of the citizens, Hysen Osmani and Lutfi Hamo, say that they met Kasem on July 29 and he told you that; I will go to Theollogo, to get the oregano lek he had sold there.
Kasemi was seen by several people on the morning of July 29, on the way to the Markati field, going to work.
Based on the above:
To open the search file for Kasem Hoxha, taking all the necessary operational measures to find him.
Operative Worker Section Head
Petraq Pine Et’hem Bakaj
Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Affairs
The secret document drawn up by the Operative Worker of the State Security, Thanas Pirali, of the Internal Affairs Branch of Saranda, in charge of the Operative Technique, regarding the interception he made of the family members of Kasëm Hoxha, in the courtyard of the Saranda Investigation building.
SOCIALIST PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC SECRET
ALBANIA GROUP I II
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS SINGLE COPY
SARANDA ON 20.8.1985
A – ALEM HOXHA
G – MASCARA LIGHT
V – VITO MURTAJ
T.O. INFORMATION NO. 95
ON THE HEARING OF THE CONVERSATION THAT HAPPENED ON 20.8.1985, IN THE SARANDA INVESTIGATION COURT, BETWEEN ALEM HOXHA, VITO MURTAJ AND GR. (WHICH LIGHT)
- They asked me who has ever been to Borsh, right (pause)
G– Where did he run away from?
A – And who knows? Oh my god, it would have been better if he had died, than what he did.
G – He tells me, even if I confuse him, I told him; neither I, nor I had spoken anything, nor knew such a thing.
A – No my sister, who talked about such a thing. Oh god, let’s put it in a shroud, let’s put it, God is great, let’s put it in a shroud.
G– And what do you say to him, to release me a woman with three children, with a thousand aunts, to see him hanging on a rope, I told him, I do not feel sorry for him, what he did to me, I told him, he is not more for me, with what he did. I want the right, I told me, this is what I ask for, I told him that he didn’t even say anything to me.
A – I came here yesterday.
G – We came today, they told us today.
A – I was notified about yesterday, I was notified on the phone and I got up and I came, I went there from the Branch and they told me to go there from the Investigation, and I come here and they tell me, come tomorrow, for today and the crisis went away yesterday, again and I came back today.
G – He left in the morning for work and did not come at dinner, I said that he would be at work and the next day, I brought him bread, I was looking for him in the field, I had given him some milk, bread, etc.
A – They came to me and asked me on Wednesday, they tell me that you know so-and-so from Markati, I told them, I know him, he tells me that his family is looking for him, I have mine, I tell him, you have met him, he says , yes, I told him, the family is looking for him, he tells me.
G – I looked for him in the field, waited at dinner, then announced.
A – Your fate my sister….!
V – But where did he leave this with four children, I don’t think so…?!
G – I went down to the field, and I said, it’s not here, it’s not there, I searched until lunch.
A – I understand your suffering, as a mother with children and aunts; I have a cousin, but he…!
G – Who knows, where will they exile us?
A – Government let me do its job.
(Thus, the conversation closes)
OPERATIONAL WORKER OF T.O.
The secret document with the operational note, drawn up by the Operative Worker of the State Security, Petraq Pine, regarding the conversations he had with Liljana Hoxha, the sister of Kasëm Hoxha, regarding his escape
Saranda on 30/7/1985
NOTE – OPERATIVE
I, the Operative Worker, Petraq Pine, in the conversation I had with the citizen Luljeta Hoxha, dated 30.7.1985, she told me that: “I went to work at six o’clock in the morning. I left my father at home; I had already prepared the food that he would take to work in the evening. For us children, the father cared a lot, he often complained at home, saying: we have no place to live, always when he left the house, he left us an address”.
The secret document with the operative note, drawn up by the Operative Worker of the State Security, Petraq Pine, regarding the conversations he had with Mejdo Hoxha, the wife of Kasëm Hoxha, regarding his escape
Saranda on 30/7/1985
I, Operative Worker Petraq Pine, in the meeting I had with Kasem’s wife, Mejdo Hoxha on 30.7.1985, told me that: “On Sunday 29.7.1985, we were at a wedding at Idriz Hoxha’s, in the evening we returned home together.
On Saturday, Halem Hoxha came to visit the house with his wife. On Monday morning, Kasemi took the bread for work as usual and left without leaving us an address. Memorie.al
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