November 13th, 1987

Enver Hoxha's villa in Bllok

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Ilir Bulka, former private secretary from 1973 to 1980 of the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, who emigrated to Greece in September, told of a reign of terror in Tirana comparable to that of Roman emperors like Nero and Caligula.

Ilir Bulka said that Enver Hoxha was a “psychopathic homosexual who murdered his male partners, in some cases with his own hands.” Hoxha would summon boys, young artists, writers, and actors to his villa to seduce them. According to Bulka, Hoxha’s psychopathic tendencies increased with age. At the same time he punished homosexuality severely by five years in a labour camp.

From Albania as Dictatorship and Democracy: From Isolation to the Kosovo War 1946-1998 by Owen Pearson. Bulka, however, remains the only source, and with a doubtful status.

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