After Kapidan Gjon Markagjoni and his second oldest son Ndue reached Rome in 1945, they began contemplating on a way to unite Albanian Nationalists who were forced to flee their homeland and communist forces. Bloku Kombetar Independent was the fruit of these endeavors and was created in 1946 in Rome.
The party was joined by many notable figures of Albania as well as many other Nationalists, both in-country and abroad, all of whom wanted to be part of the fight for a free Albania and fulfill their lifelong dream; to see their families once again in a free and democratic Albania!
The history of the Bloku is a long and an important one. After 9 years of existence it joined the restructured National Committee for a Free Albania (NCFA) in 1953. This Committee was created as an overt operation to assist in the US and British led covert operations, which would be launched between 1948-1953, in an attempt to free Albania and topple the communist regime.
The document below is the original Verbal Process detailing the scope of the party and listing the original charter members, it is dated 6 November, 1946.
- Gjon Marka Gjoni, Ndue Gjomarkaj, Qazim Mulleti, Dr. Xhemi Dino, Nebil Dino, Prof. Sotir Kozmo, Kap. Asllan Libohova, Pandeli Papalilo, Luigj Gergjola, Safa Vlora, Jap Koci, Dr. Eduard. Licio, Dr. Ismail Verlaci, Prof. Ernest Koliqi, Nexhmedin Vrioni, Dr. Xhelal Mitrovica, Prof. Namik Resuli, Don Frano Karma, Kap. Jorgji Ruco, Kap. Kapllan Libohova, Theofan Qesar, Dr. Kadri Myftiu, Dr. Lin Shkreli
Following is a copy of the original Founding Charter from February, 3, 1947.
It is important to note that the CIA and Italian Intelligence Services were constantly monitoring the activities of all the political refugees around the world and constantly communicated within the services to keep abreast of their actions. The documents which will be published on this site are from the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act Reading Electronic Room.
The CIA published numerous documents concerning the BKI, among other active political parties of the time. Following is the Founding Charter of the BKI, from the CIA as translated for their files.
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