Memorie.al/ publishes some archival documents extracted from the Central State Archive in Tirana (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP), which are detached from a voluminous file with the initials “Top secret” which belongs to the 1980s- 1982 and talks about the sensational event of the tire rupture of some of the vehicles of the foreign diplomatic corps accredited in Tirana, which disturbed even the main leader of the Party, Enver Hoxha, who immediately called the Minister of Internal Affairs, Feçor Shehu , where, at the height of his anger, the “Commander” said: “If for 24 hours you do not find out who and why damaged the vehicles of foreign embassies in Tirana, find a hole and enter”! The alarm of the Minister of Interior, Feçor Shehu, who called for an urgent meeting, all the main directors of the department he headed, and after making clear to the “Commander” the great concern, lest that event would create a diplomatic incident with several countries, Within 24 hours, the State Security organs and other structures of the Ministry of Internal Affairs managed to discover the perpetrator of the “crime”, Prendushme Deda, an employee of the Municipal Enterprise of the capital, who was working on cleaning the streets, which was caught in flagrante delicto in front of the “Dajti” Hotel while packing the tires of some of the vehicles of the diplomatic corps in Tirana. Rare testimony of the former Director of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Neshat Tozaj, given shortly before he passed away, regarding the heated debates and his clash with Minister Feçor Shehu, after he, as the head of the laboratory he led, refused to sign the expert report, to consider the cutting tool as a “cold weapon”, with which the cleaning worker had broken the tires of some of the vehicles with “CD” license plates! Feçor Shehu’s threat to his subordinate who immediately fired him, sending him as a screenwriter to the Kinostudio “Shqipëria e Re” and Tozaj’s long odyssey, to restore his honor and dignity, sending him letters complaints of the Prime Minister Mehmet Shehu and then Enver Hoxha, which became the cause of the cooling and the first clash between the two highest leaders of communist Albania, of that time! Enver’s accusations against Mehmet Shehu, that: why he had kept secret the sensational event that shook official Tirana (for fear of a diplomatic incident with several countries), where after his death and the arrest of Kadri Hazbi and Feçor Shehu , that event resurfaced “on stage” and as a result, all members of the “hostile group” who had been accused of damaging the vehicles of foreign embassies (with the exception of Prendushe Deda, who was released under amnesty) were released from prison and internment. of 1986), and the return to work of Neshat Tozaj (as Director of the Central Forensic Laboratory at the Ministry of Internal Affairs) who a few years later, wrote the novel “Knives”, which would then make a fuss great, being republished several times!
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THE SOCIALIST PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA
TIRANA DISTRICT COURT
No. 88 Act
No. 90 of the decision
“ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE”
The People’s Court of Tirana district composed of:
Chairman of the session: Beqir Basha
Assistant Judge: Izet Hasani
Assistant Judge: Petrit Baxhaku
Held by the Secretary Aishe Shima, with the participation of the Prosecutor, Piro Suli, on 6.3.1981, examined in closed court session, the criminal case belonging to the defendants: Prendushe Deda, Gavrosh Lasku and Lefkothe Lasku.
The fact that the defendants Gavrosh and Lefkothe were informed about this and they did not denounce it, was proved during the trial with the explanations given by the defendant Prendushe and with the statements of the defendants Gavrosh and Lefkothe, who both in the Investigator and during trial, fully accepted the charge.
The offense committed by the two aforementioned defendants, contains an element of the criminal offense of not escalating a crime against the state, provided by the second paragraph of Article 112 of the Criminal Code and based on this provision, they must answer.
Defendant Garvrosh Laska, in addition to the criminal offense of not reporting a crime against the state, committed by the defendant Prendushe Deda, must also be held accountable for misappropriation of socialist property.
The judicial investigation proved that the defendant Gavrosh, during the period 1977-1980, misappropriated to the detriment of socialist property a series of items amounting to 281.80 ALL. Thus, during this time he stole a clamp, a windshield wiper, a car key, a fissure key, four pieces of neon lights, a light bulb, a gauge caliber, a cabin fuse, a copper wire mesh, various files and chisels, vapor barbed wire, copper rods and consumables all valued at the above amount.
The defendant appropriated these materials from time to time in the ward where he worked and took them to his house to use them for his personal needs.
Asked about the above charge, defendant Gavrosh admits it in full, both to the Investigator and during the trial. In addition to their allegations, this accusation is proven by the record of the search in the apartment of the defendant Gavrosh, with the relevant expert reports and assessments, as well as the statements of witnesses Burhan Kastrati, Shaban Shemsiri and the statements of the defendant Lefkothe, given in Investigator and in court.
The offense committed by the defendant Gavrosh, contains the elements of the criminal offense of misappropriation of socialist property, provided in Article 63 of the Criminal Code, therefore under this provision, he must answer.
The judicial investigation also confirmed that the defendant Lefkothe Laska, in addition to the criminal offense of not reporting a crime against the state, must also be held accountable for the criminal offense of unlawful failure, provided by paragraph II of Article 178 of the Criminal Code. .
From the explanations given by the defendants Prenushe and Gavrosh, in the court session, from the letter no. dated 25.10.1979, unauthorized failure. For this, she must be held criminally liable for counter-failure for unauthorized failure, provided by Article 178/2 of the Criminal Code.
The court in imposing the sentence for the three defendants: Prendushe Deda, Gavrosh and Lefkothe Laska, takes into account the great social danger of the crime committed by each of them, the social danger that each of the defendants presents, also takes into account the defendant Prendushe, letter A of Article 31 of the Criminal Code, which has once been previously convicted, their origin, from whom the defendant Prendushe, grew up in the Orphanage, that the defendant Gavrosh, grew up an orphan without a father , while the defendant Lefkothe, comes from a family with a good moral-political attitude, that the two defendants Gavrosh and Lefkothe, have never been convicted, has in mind the acceptance and their sincerity that they showed for the acts committed and how towards them the letter “DH” of Article 30 of the Criminal Code must be applied.
These have a low level of education, while the defendant Prenushe, as after the psychiatric-legal act and the explanations of the doctor Dragush Tototzani, presents character disorders as well as all the circumstances in which the plans were carried out.
From the above, the Court considers that against the defendant Prendushe Deda, according to Article 27 of the Criminal Code, in addition to the sentence, deportation should be applied as an additional sentence.
For these reasons:
The Court, considering Articles 150 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Articles 35, 49, 11/1, 63, 112/2, 178/2, 224, 27 of the Criminal Code
- Declares guilty the defendant Prendushe Deda, for the crime of provoking the war or severing diplomatic relations with the Socialist People’s Republic of Albania and based on Article 49 of the Criminal Code, sentences him to 12 years of imprisonment and 5 years of exile under Article 27 of the Criminal Code.
Declares guilty the defendant Prendushe Deda, for the crime of agitation and propaganda against the state and based on Article 55/1 of the Criminal Code, sentences him to 4 years in prison.
Declares guilty the defendant Prendushe Deda, for criminal offenses, possession of weapons with the permission of the competent authorities and based on Article 224 of the Criminal Code, sentences him to 6 months in prison.
Pursuant to Article 35 of the Criminal Code, he is finally sentenced to 15 years in prison and 5 years in exile.
The sentence starts from the date of arrest 26.10.1980.
- Declares guilty the defendant Gavrosh Laska, for not escalating the crime against the state and based on Article 112/2 of the Criminal Code, sentences him to 1 year and 6 months imprisonment.
Defendant Gavrosh Laska pleads guilty to the crime of embezzlement of socialist property and according to Article 63 of the Criminal Code sentences him to 1 year in prison.
Pursuant to Article 35 of the Criminal Code, he is sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment, starting from serving the sentence from the date of arrest, on 26.10.1980.
- Declares guilty the defendant Lefkothe Laska, for not escalating the crime against the state and according to article 112/2 of the Criminal Code, sentences him to 8 months of imprisonment.
Declares guilty the defendant Lefkothe Laska, for criminal offenses of unauthorized failure and based on Article 178/2 of the Criminal Code, sentences him to 2 months of re-education through work.
Pursuant to Article 35 of the Criminal Code, he is sentenced to 8 months in prison. Starting serving the sentence from the date of arrest, 26.10.1980.
Court costs are charged to the defendants.
This decision can be appealed within five days from the day after the announcement in the High Court.
It was announced today on March 6, 1981.
Against this decision, an appeal was made by Prendushe Deda, the acts were sent to the High Court for review.
NOTE: The High Court, in the second instance, took decision no. 97 dated 11.4.1981, and has decided:
- Leaving in force this decision, regarding the sentence of the defendant Prendushe Deda, provided by Articles 49 and 55/1 of the Criminal Code, sentencing for these crimes in accordance with Article 35 of the Criminal Code finally sentenced him to 14 years and 6 months imprisonment and exile for 5 years.
- Leaving in force the above sentence, for the other two defendants.
- Reversing the decision in the part related to illegal possession of weapons and sending cases for new investigations to the Investigator. Memorie.al
Tirana, April 22, 1981
Directorate of Internal Affairs of Investigation.
Chief Secretary of the Court