The third part
Memorie.al publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (the fund of the former Central Committee of PPSh), which belong to the years 1945-1949, where there are some reports, information, relations, announcements, decisions , etc., of the District Party Committee of Tirana, signed by the first secretary, Fiqret Shehu, sent to the Central Committee of the PPSh, regarding the proposals made in the meetings of the basic party organization of the Directorate of State Security, where, after analyzing the “Trotskyist and hostile activity” of the highest leaders of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, such as: Koci Xoxe, Nesti Kerenxhi, Vaskë Koleci, Vango Mitrojorgji, Mihallaq Ziçishti and Myftar Tare, the relevant motivations for the measures taken were given and the punishments against them.
Report-information drawn up by Fiqret Shehu, regarding the meetings of the basic organization of the party of the Directorate of State Security, where its highest cadres discussed, such as: Vaskë Koleci, Angji Faber, Nesti Kerenxhi, Vango Mitrojorgji, Siri Çarçani , Lefter Lakrori, Paskal Andoni, Isa Agoviku, Zymer Jerina, Nesti Kopali, Thoma Vangjeli, Strati Papa, Ali Kubati, Myftar Tare, Beqir Ndou, Uran Avdiu, Asllan Zyka, Mit’hat Bushati, Muharrem Lila, Skënder Konica, Pilo Shanto , Jani Naska, Petrit Arbana, Thoma Vangjeli, Zoi Shkurti, Vangjel Pecani, Dhosi Progri, Mihallaq Ziçishti, Sadik Bocaj, Sali Ormëni, etc.
The minutes of the meetings of the Directorate of State Security, where most of the management staff who took the floor there, discussed and analyzed the activity of their work for the period 1945-1949, evidencing terror, persecutions, internments, arrests, imprisonments , torture, shootings, crimes, extrajudicial and extrajudicial killings, disappearance of persons, etc., etc. that had undertaken the highest cadres of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, starting with Koci Xoxe, Nesti Kerenxhi, Vango Mitrojorgji, Vaskë Koleci, Myftar Tare, Mihallaq Ziçishti, etc., who, among others, were accused of, in collaboration with the Yugoslav advisers of the UDB who were included in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, such as the infamous Colonel Safet Filipovic, Major Mirko, etc., had put the State Security bodies over the Party, going so far as to control the mail of to the ‘Commander’ (Enver Hoxha), as well as to supervise the main leaders of the Party and the government, such as: Mehmet Shehu, Spiro Kolekën, Bedri Spahiun, Nako Spiron, Njazi Islami, Spiro Gusho, etc.
The document with the relation drawn up by the secretary of the Party Committee of Tirana, Fiqret Shehu, sent to the Central Committee of the ALP, regarding the proposals that were made by the party’s basic organization of the Directorate, State Security, for the measures taken to the top leaders of the Ministry of the Interior, such as: Vaskë Koleci, Vango Mitrojorgji, Myftar Tare and Nesti Kerenxhi, accused of “Trotskyist and hostile activities”
COMMITTEE OF P.S.H. TOWN
Tirana, on 25.3.1959
CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF APS
Attached we send you the proposals of the basic organization of the Directorate of Insurance, No. 1, regarding the measures to be taken for the comrades: Vaskë Koleci, Vango Mitrojorgji, Myftar Tare and Nesti Kerenxhi.
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Paskal Andoni: After the day after the letter, Anthimi told me that he had lied, I hit him. Nesti called me and told me: why did you torture him and sentenced me to five days in prison. The next day, after Srati told me to see Anthim myself, I went and Nesti found me and talked to me like a fool. Later, Nesti interrogates him himself, but I don’t know what he told him. Then, Nesti advised me to be careful in the processes, after I made another arrest.
Vangjo Mitrojorgji: The participation of Vangjo himself, in the case of Galip Hatib, strengthened the feeling of torture.
In September 1946, I illegally arrested a person who appeared in the trial of Lazarus Papapostoli, the order was given to me by Nesti. I arrested this with Angji Faber and Thoma Vangjelin, whom he kept isolated in the Tirana Section, Turabiu, until he disappeared. This was questioned by Nesti and Thoma Karamelua.
When I was in the Section, I put Skënder Kosova in a relationship with a girl, to use her as a network. It was this girl, who was talked about, who was taken in the car, and when they removed me from the Section to the Division, I suspected that this was the cause of the suspicions, which I told Nesti.
Isa Agoviku: Yugoslavia, Filipovic, seemed to us the savior of the situation, because we have been guided, neither by Nesti, nor by anyone else, on our work. Nesti and Vaska monopolized the work.
Colonel Safeti insisted that torture be stopped, but Koci and Nesti did not practice this.
Trotskyist work from Safeti has also been introduced into organics. They have seen this, in mechanical form below, in some places, the few staff and from the Directorate, it was not filled, the fault of Nest, Vaska, etc.
Nesti gave me the information about the Yugoslavs, telling me that: They are nothing and then he told me that the Selita case is nothing, but, look at Shahin Ruka, that he is nothing.
Jani Naskë and Dhosi Progrin were recommended to me as suspicious by Strati Papa, and he told Nesti this. From this, in personal characteristics, they have not been objective.
Zymer Jerina: In the years 1945-1946, I was appointed as Secretary Legate in Italy and Nesti Kerenxhi told me that you will control Fon as well, as he is an intellectual and has some flaws. You check the letters of Party members abroad, for this Nesti told me, that they can also write mistakes and brought me an example.
Nesti Kopali: I found a document that talks about Pano Rusho, a party member, where Nesti tells him to disappear, but after the Korça Section refuses to carry out this order, he tells him to rot in prison.
Thoma Vangjeli: When the Commander went to the South, Nesti told me that we must protect ourselves from minorities. As for Nako’s suicide, Nesti told me to tell Zihni Muço not to take any measures, but to work.
Isa Agoviku: The process of Xega and Konomi was given importance; he found the copy in Xega’s office. During the process, Xega brought out several ministers, such as: Tashko, Koleka, etc. He brought out these names himself during the questions, and was then led to a dead end.
He also spoke about others, like Thaçi who had died. I referred these to Nesti, who told me to continue and I continued, but after the torture, he denied all these statements. Even from above, no account was required. Nesti told me that they have found our weak point, so open your eyes.
Strati Papa: After I came from the leave (21.8.1948), Paskali told me: that Xega and Konomi were convicted and that we have authorization to retry them and torture them. Paskali took Xega, while Jani Pilo, Konomin. Before they beat them, they would promise their lives if they would talk.
They had written 60-70 pages and about these, Vangjua said: Look at them and every day you have a meeting, tell me about the processes. Paskali, without wood, had solved the work with Xega. We were on the threshold of the 11th Plenum and Vangjua told me to look into the case of Anthim in Italy, in the central facilities. To be targeted to come out of those who are outside. It is Vangjo’s manuscripts with these processes, written by hand.
Vangjua asked every day why they were sentenced to death and delayed without being executed. Miltiatdhi says that Anthim Konomi was given a statement about these ministers, such as Spiro Koleka, etc. Such a thing, he had given eight months ago, Xega, which he had given to Nesti and he said: the Qeratallars know the weak point.
Ali Kubati: In September 1946, Nesti Kerenxhi called me to monitor Myslym Peza, telling me that he knew him from the Peza detachment, and since he was without a party, look at him and tell me. I reported every day and finally, I gave a report, where I say that it is honest and does not need to be seen.
Kadri Hazbiu told me that you fell into his position. Moslymi helped us with information about the Group of Deputies and had a good attitude.
Vaskë Koleci: Regarding the issue of Josip Djerda’s biography, it is true and Nesti knows this, which has special files for this. I have received these letters since August 1947, and I have kept them there. I haven’t even told the man. I handed it over to Nest. Koci has not seen them.
For the Kartabianka in Shkodër (1946), I went in October, at first; it was not given to me. I beat, after 15 or 20 days, I came back. I talked to Nesti, where Koci also came, there they told me: use anything, that is, the second time I went.
Myftar Tare: Specifically, friend Nesti, when did you know about Nako’s case?
Nesti answers: Concretely, since Koci called me, it was understood.
Sadik Bocaj: Nesti said that it was behind the scenes and I have come across these behind the scenes.
Myftar Tare: On the day Nakua was killed, we cried, while Nesti whistled.
Isa Agoviku: I propose, in relation to Comrade Nesti and Comrade Vaskë, that the issue of their stay in the party be taken into consideration, or not. Because Comrade Nesti, there are such serious mistakes in matters of Security, personnel, etc., and that if he had no bad intentions, his work would go well.
Nesti does not have to blame Koci alone, he himself has mistaken. He knew Commander Tuku, etc., and let him present these mistakes to them.
Nesti Kopali: I haven’t decided about Nesti Kerenxhi, because he made a sound self-criticism above. I liked what he did here, but he still had something to say.
Beqir Ndou: Nesti has been a fraud and has a great responsibility; he had the opportunity to help the Party.
Mihallaq Ziçishti: I don’t put Nest in the same category as Vaska, his (Nesti’s) attitude here has been good. The friend of the Central Committee told us that Nesti has left the old way, he has taken such a position in the Plan Commission, I propose, a serious remark.
Uran Avdiu: Ditto.
Aslan Zyka: Ditto.
Mit’hat Bushati: I think that Comrade Nesti consciously followed the Trotskyist line. Comrade Nesti’s self-criticism in the Central Committee has not been very satisfactory. He is responsible for the murder of Comrade Nako. He was behind the scenes. He is responsible for torture and murder. The former minister should be dismissed.
Lefter Lakrori: I saw that Nesti is realizing, apart from that, seeing his attitude here, I agree with Mihallaq Ziçishti.
Muharrem Lila: It is true that Nesti has been the main element of mistakes in the State Security, but considering the help given to the Party in the 11th Plenum and his attitude today, his self-criticism today, I also agree with the friend Mihallaq.
Skender Konica: I am of the same opinion as Mihallaqi.
Pilo Shanto: Nesti Kerenxhi is responsible for all that was said here, but taking the word of the delegate, seeing the attitude of the Plan Commission, regarding the Yugoslavs, the help given to the Central Committee, I think like Mihallaqi.
Jani Naska: In 1947, I raised a conversation among the Yugoslavs against our interests, and I reported this to Nest, but he did not find it interesting. My treatment at the Directorate was not good. During my time at the Directorate, I felt at home.
The suspicion that Nesti had about me and that Mahmut Qemali was beaten, to tell about me, but nothing came of it. Because I’m so suspicious, I don’t know anything, but that I was allegedly organized with a group of reactionaries and that I was going to assassinate the commander.
Regarding the self-criticism of Comrade Nesti, I am of the same opinion as Comrade Isa Agoviku. Nesti put the blame on Koci Xoxes and partially took over himself, not as the main one that he was and the second after Koci, I call him, because he was in the Bureau, a member of the Central Committee, assistant minister of the interior and knew the situation in the leadership, while we didn’t know anything.
Petrit Arbana: On May 1, 1948, I was assigned to the stand together with Angji Faber to guard Mehmet. Yes, Angji and Nesti stayed there. Memorie.al
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