Memorie.al publishes a voluminous archival file issued by the institution of the Authority for Information of Former State Security Files, where there are hundreds of documents with the logo “Top secret” belonging to the former political prisoner, Xhavit Qesja, originally from the city of Kruja, whose family during the period of occupation of the country, 1939-1944, was closely associated with the Anti-Fascist Movement, being one of its main bases and made available all the wealth it had, as Xhavit was one of the first members of the Albanian Communist Party for the Kruja district, leading the Kruja-Ishëm partisan battalion and the 22nd Assault Brigade. Xhavit Qese’s political career after the end of the War, where he was appointed and served in senior positions in the Albanian Army, the apparatus of the Central Committee of the ALP, and several districts of the country, from where he was sent to study in the Soviet Union, where stayed until 1957, when he was announced to return to Albania urgently, after openly expressing his views in favor of the political line being pursued by the main Kremlin leader, Nikita Khrushchev, condemning the Stalin cult. Enver Hoxha’s conversation with Xhavit Qesen in his office in the Central Committee, where he sharply criticized him for the wrong views he had expressed during his studies in Moscow, urging him to reflect and make self-criticism, but Xhavit rejected the suggestion of the first secretary of the Albanian Labor Party, which caused him to no longer be allowed to go to the Soviet Union to complete his studies, but to be sent to work as deputy chairman of the Elbasan Executive Committee, from where a year later, he was expelled from the Party and exiled to Zvërnec Island, where the communist regime kept isolated some of the former senior party and state cadres whom he had condemned for their anti-party views. Xhavit Qesva’s long ordeal and persecution from 1957 to 1990, where he spent a full 32 years in prison and internment, being one of the few convicts in Burrell Prison who went on long hunger strikes in protest of the treatment and savage attitude of the communist regime of Enver Hoxha towards him. The complete form, investigative and judicial file in charge of Xhavit Qeses, which is published for the first time by Memorie.al, which contains the documents of the former State Security that reflect the prosecution and wiretapping against him, the reports of Security collaborators with pseudonyms their correspondence with the letters he sent to the highest party and state instances, as well as the highest leaders of the ALP, until 1991 when he was released from prison!
Continued from the previous issue
The secret document with the report of the Burrel Branch of Internal Affairs, regarding the interception of conversations made in the prison of that city by the convicts: Xhavit Qesja, Dilaver Radëshi, Vaskë Gjino, Todi Lubonja, Bardhyl Belishova, Lipe Nashi, etc.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS BRANCH SECRET
No…. Second group
Burrel, October 29, 1976
Regarding our folk music, Todi says: “It is not allowed in any way, only Soviet revolutionaries”, Bardhyl supports: “Yes Soviet, they were sung in the time of Lenin and Stalin”.
Tod responds: “Only they, even (He) is worried that the riots have started in the Soviet Union.” Vaska ironically says: “Is he very worried”?! Bardhyl supports him. Then Vaska, after listening to a labçe song, says: “Yes, these are hour-long screams, they are screams at all, and these have remained since the time when they screamed aman në…”!
Bardhyl ironically says: “Yes music, but what is this… How is it possible that the man, who was to ensure the protection of the homeland, hates folk music so much? Brother is strange”?! Vaska ends the thought, also with irony: “Listen, listen, lest with this current they give another 5 years of… that it is agitation and propaganda…”!
The following conversations take place between the above convicts on 13.X.1976 and 26.X.1976:
- Regarding the technique and factor one:
Dilaveri opens the conversation: “But who is decisive. Production or man? Man! “But man also has a rocket.” Todd supports: “Man has a sword and a rocket in his hand.” And Dilaver further develops his thoughts: “But who is decisive in the world today. Yes, Marx and Engels wrote in ‘Anti-Dyring’, how he fights, sword and revolver. That Marx does not say man, but the means of production are valid as a basis…! Do not forget that this is how the idea was born to me. Man yes: if he is armed and that he opens his mouth longer… ”!
As for the occupation of Albania by foreign occupiers, Bardhyl says: “Even in Albania I am more convinced that Italy has lost more than it has gained.” Vaska supports her: “Yes, what did she get, because she did not get anything”! While Lipja opposes them, saying that he received and no he did not receive.
Todi also supports Bardhyl’s opinion. As Vaska says: “… as long as there is a capitalist system in the world… Marx said that there is war, but the work of 20 has no war at all”!
Bardhyl replies: “But he did not get the other one, he and the communists can build their own places.” Dilaver supports him: “… yes, as Trotsky said, that Socialism can be built by anyone… but it is not known once why we are fighting, even blood is being shed on the field. Are we dealing with politics huh?! ”
Vaska responds with irony: “With politics he just gave birth to his mother. Good politics”! And it goes on, about the alleged lynchings that have been done to him. “I was told we would slaughter the children and everything you have… not just your wife and children, but with soy and sorollop….”
As Todi says about this: “That investigator told me: ‘head, we will look, it will remain on the shoulders…! But you will accept that we will hang. “You are hanging me, I did not do that!” Dilaver changes the conversation: “Congress is here now”!
Todd responds: “The plot will probably say… I know how to make the rope loop these slow, that of the injections is in front of the rope and the second and third, then you will accept. That I have denied some things that were true and not the things that were not true… Yes, you were furious at all, yes I was cold blood at all, I was furious… ”!
Regarding the events in China, this convict comments:
(Information of T.O., dt.26.X.1976)
Todi: “I am impressed by the fact that those other personalities did not give as they did at the rally together with (the new President). So quickly did he differentiate, do I choose those friends myself? “If he does not choose those friends, he has a responsibility.”
Bardhyl responds: “that this very soon, once greeted and coming out on top, with a large line appears.
Todi continues: “… I wish they had put him Van Hun Venin… that they took him out as Vice President in the congress…! Yes, he came out with a coup more”!
Bardhyl goes on: “This guy apparently appeared in the lead role in the suppression of Ten Siao Pin…! “There must also be a player in the removal of Lin Biao.”
CHAIRMAN OF THE BRANCH P. INTERIOR
Flamur Sinoimeri Branch President, Bekim Budo
Extract extracted from the report of B.p. “Butrinti”, dated 18.3.1981, in charge of the convicts Fadil Paçrami, Gjergj Titani, Xhavit Qesja and Todi Lubonja
For the People’s Army:
In one case, Gjergj Titan inspired by the daily interlocutor, F. Paçrami and T. Lubonja, in the presence of Rr. According to the last two persons, K. Ngjela’s speech about the People’s Army: “He said that it has cost (as a price), and it costs our people hard.
Moreover, in the current conditions, when if we follow the development of technology, armament, of other countries, without outside help, its filth cannot even be achieved. What and who is endangering us, this has been and remains enigmatic…!
It so happens that the People’s Army has never had and has no direction. The cultural and technical-professional level of the staff has been shallow and it is. Once upon a time, as theorist no. 1 held the Gjinon Bath. What a dawn it is, you see for yourself, beyond we have it ahead of us every day.
Judging by the one who was taken as a star, judge for others. Then he went on to make the considerations and characteristics of B. Balluku’s Group, etc.! Such arrogant people, as Halim Ramohito with friends, had the leadership of the People’s Army!
Rrahman Parllaku, responded: “The Labor Party of Albania has given you the answer to such voices in time. Even children now know that keeping armies, everywhere in the world, is done with sacrifices. As for the dangers that condition its maintenance in us, we do not see this clearly, they do not want to hear the deaf and they are the ones who fell on their chests because we have the People’s Army strong, that our carts are invincible “, etc. Its content is a renunciation of vigilance, of combat readiness, etc., on which the liberal and capitalist concepts are based.
The People’s Army has had and has had and has guaranteed the scientific direction in the person of the ALP. She has not spared, nor does she spare, neither to arm herself, nor to qualify the cadres. Out of nowhere, he did it all with school and academy, some and two or three, like Beqir Balluku and his group, were punished not for shallowness (this is not excluded), but in the first place, for concepts and loyalty.
These are the main ones. Even Vaskë Gjino was not without a mind. As long as this all of us, put them in the service of the Party line, she respected and honored us, when she proved that we, in her subordination, and mistakes, were removed from her line, rightly punished us, giving each one what belongs to him… ”.
Gjergj Titani, nervous, says to Rrahman: “You and those who were in charge of the People’s Army and its cadres, you knew from the top of the roof…”! Yes,” Rrahmani told him, “this is very true.” I, the People’s Army and its cadres, have tried to get to know them. In the process, he admitted that I was also disappointed. You, for example, knew you from the top of the roof, and now I understand that I was wrong, supporting and helping you, without deserving them… “.
“The trio of Gjergj Titani, Todi Lubonja and Fadil Paçrami, do not leave anyone without taking it in the mouth, without making the characteristics and without giving awards”, says Rrahman Parllaku. Favorite topics of these are gossip. First Todi and then the other two, what they did not say about the Deputy Minister (Mihallaqi). They wanted to convince me that he is the ambassador of the State Security organs. Then I heard them with disgust take in mouth, women and girls….!
When I told Fadil that in this regard I had thought that he was more serious, he burned them and defended himself with them, that being the secretary of the Party Committee of the Tirana district, the case and the function he had brought to think many things.
However, I told him, neither function nor occasion is key, but character. We have all been involved in party work, but we have used it to enter the institutions I hear from you and we have not allowed ourselves the right to take women, girls and families by the mouth!
In one case, Todi Lubonja, after reading the obituary of Rakip Hoxha, said: “….We was in Korça at one time. I got along well with them, we also had family relationships. However, after my expulsion, I doubt he would have introduced me. I say this because I have seen that the leader of the Party writes somewhere, as if I had carried out hostile activities even when I was in Korça. I think that in this discovery, Rakipi will have given his contribution, as Branch President he was!
Rrahmani, among other things, says to him: I am very sorry that you are seeking punishment, as if this or that one had introduced it, because a whole plenum condemned you with unanimity. Then your case, condemned one after another, several plenums, the whole party and Congress. In your activity, those of other groups were also connected. So it’s not a matter of opinion, nor is it an isolated activity. “And I know how it happened to Rakipi, but even if he spoke and wrote against your activity, he did very well, he did his job as a communist and as a cadre.”
They do not make theater, only conversations in which the main goal is to denigrate the cadres of the Party, its organs, the People’s Army, the power of everything and the self-praise among them, director, is Todi Lubonja, speaker, Gjergj Titani.
This is so ugly, aggressive, that I do not know that in some cases I have barely restrained myself, I have not tried beating. You have nothing to do with forced existence with such rubbish. In one case, Todi says to Kiço: “Because I speak in a cultured way”, I waited. You speak in the language of the uncultured. Todi hates everything, the organs of the dictatorship, especially the Security, the cadres and even the convicted people who hold a self-critical attitude. It has nothing to do with some of the convicts here. She hates him, and she is especially afraid of him.
“Xhavit Qesja, talking to him in a case”, says Kiço, among other things, told me in this way: “I was accused of being anti-Soviet; I objected that it is not true…! The case I have been convicted of is a personal matter. At trial, I did not accept anything. “I wrote only to the party leader”. “With some arrogance, he continued: “I also wrote to the Party leaders, do not consider you a rooster! I’m done and there will be Party congresses, and no doubt they will watch it later, for events and people. “Here, this does not save even this leader.”
Report-information of the Operational Worker, Vehap Kuka, with the data of the Security collaborator with the nickname “The Repentant”, regarding the conversations made by the convicts: Xhavit Qesja, Maqo Çomo, Dilaver Radëshi, Vaskë Gjino, Gjergj Titani, Fadil Paçrami , Rrahman Parllaku, Kiço Ngjela, Todi Lubonja, Bardhyl Belishova, Lipe Nashi, etc., in Burrel prison
Received from P.Op. V. Kuka
Given by B.p. “The penitent”
On 15.6.1981 Secret
R E P O R T
The source informs that the current situation, especially from the events in Kosovo, regarding the recent situation, shows this general attitude of ours:
In general, the group: Maqo-Bardhyl, Gjergji, Todi and Fadili, who have a good relationship with each other and who also talk secretly with each other, have left any conversation that has been made about the important articles that have had our press.
But he shows it all these days, Todi has tried through George, that in any case, to take measures to open conversations about the sport, to attract attention, that’s supposedly these,. They do not talk about anything else. Indeed, at this time the deepening of the division into different groups is seen and appears.
How to look at this concretely: Xhavit has resumed his friendship with Maqon, Bardhyl, by starting to talk to each other and have small conversations. Maqua is more interested in approaching and Xhavit talks to them, Maqos and Bardhyl, although he has talked to everyone and stated: “Because I do not agree with them, not even in the grave!”Because they are waiting for” Zimi “to come to you and take them from Jakubovski and Kulikov, and that I am still not anti-party, if Liri Belishova comes to the helm, I will declare and become anti-party”.
Fadil and Todi, not only on the other hand, not only have increased their friendship with Maqon and Bardhyl, but also Gjergj, but Fadil does not stay without expressing hatred, in any case and for any conversation and as simple as possible, he went against Agron, Hazipe’s Lip, and in some cases also for Kiço and Rrahman ”.
It is also typical that one day, Vaska chatted with Fadil, in the corridor, because Fadil generally spoke about ………. at the hour of airing in the yard and talking to him, saying, that you, Vaska, did not do well to speak so harshly to Fadil, that he is a good friend and had nothing to do with you.
Vaska, as heard from Kichua and the source, did not accept these pieces of advice from Maqos, in these cases when he was listening to them. The source told the rain what Maqua is doing with Vaska, he scolds him for the talk he had with Fadil. Quichua told the source, Maqua does so, that he says we should not deal because one hand has hit us.
During the airing in the yard, the source said to Kiço: “Interesting how no one talks about all these important events, especially those of Kosovo”?! Kiçua responded to the source: “In the cooking place where Todi, Fadili, Gjergji, Maqua and Bardhyli come, they generally do not talk, except when we open with Rrahmani, about the articles about the events in Kosovo, Gjergji and Todi, saying a word general, that the article did you good, the Yugoslavs, wrong and now they went deep into Kosovo, or for what happened in our embassy in Tirana, these are old and well-known methods”.
Kiçua also told the source that Rrahmani had told Kiço that when he had a conversation with Vaska about the events in Kosovo, Vaska had told Rrahmani that the Yugoslavs were deeply involved in these attitudes and now they cannot get out, but when I said, says Rrahmani, about what the Soviets also have in hand, Vaska did not speak at all and he says Rrahmani, Kiços, I was very impressed.
In another case, Maqua, in the canteen where Gjini, Vaska and Nevruzi were, and without listening to the conversation at all, said and left: “Look, we will all be here, we will come to what Gjini says”. This is where they say to Gjin, that you always speak against imperialism, but why not mention social-imperialism?!
On June 13, the source was accompanied by Vaska in the yard during the airing and Vaska told him: detached from this entire situation “. He generally expressed great fear and concern.
Clarification: Maqo, Bardhyli, Gjergji, Todi, Fadili, Vaska and Gjini, are convicted anti-party and are followed by us in active processing 2 / A, as such. Xhavit is convicted anti-party; we have data against him in the file.
Evaluation: The report is of operational interest, as it shows a certain grouping of the convicted anti-party element serving the sentence in Ward 321 and the hatred that this element has and the hopes that they have in the development of the situation.
Assignment: B.p. gave you the task to have a conversation with this element again and during them not to explain: What is the purpose and organization of the Maqo group, the way they are connected, if they are related to the anti-party convicts in the prison and how they do it. To inform us about the comments he will have regarding the events in Kosovo and in the world.
Operational measures: The report should be submitted to the leadership of the Study Branch, after receiving the remarks and instructions, to be printed in 8 copies, 7 of them to be placed in the form files of the facilities and one to be placed in the general information file about Xhavit .
The report should be used for information and for the bulletin of the hostile slogans of the month. /Memorie.al
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