Sigurimi - Activities

Activities

The mission of the Sigurimi was to prevent counterrevolution and to suppress opposition to the regime. Although groups of Albanian émigrés sought Western support for their efforts to overthrow the communists in the late 1940s and early 1950s, they quickly ceased to be a credible threat to the communist regime because of the effectiveness of the Sigurimi.

The activities of the Sigurimi were directed more toward political and ideological opposition than crimes against persons or property, unless the latter were sufficiently serious and widespread to threaten the regime. Its activities permeated Albanian society to the extent that every third citizen had either served time in labor camps or been interrogated by Sigurimi officers. Sigurimi personnel were generally career volunteers, recommended by loyal party members and subjected to careful political and psychological screening before they were selected to join the service. They had an elite status and enjoyed many privileges designed to maintain their reliability and dedication to the party.

Read more about this topic:  Sigurimi

Other articles related to "activities":

New England (New South Wales) - Economy
... There are numerous other business activities across the region ranging from small enterprises to large multi-national corporations that are producing goods for ... Other primary production activities include dairying, the production of grains, lamb, pork, fruit, potatoes, poultry, eggs, various mining activities, timber production ...
University Of Toronto Joint Centre For Bioethics - Membership
... to fulfill its mission through participation in research, education or clinical ethics activities ... criteria for membership include participation in the centre's research activities, bioethics education, or clinical ethics committees or other clinical ethics activities or are "opinion leaders" as identified by ... information about their bioethics-related activities for inclusion in the centre's reports ...
University Of North Florida - Student Life - Activities
... The game room also offers weekly activities such as game tournaments, trivia night, and capture the flag ...
Elk Island National Park - Activities and Facts
... Winter activities include unserviced camping, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and wildlife gazing ... Summer activities include hiking, golfing, kayaking/canoeing, wildlife gazing and unserviced camping ...
Gordonstoun - Activities - Sports
... Hahn expressed his view that at many schools ball games had been given precedence over other activities and so, to start with, more focus was placed on seamanship and practical work than the playing ... Clubs also form part of the activities list which is made up of cooking, debating, astronomy and film ...

Famous quotes containing the word activities:

    Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925)

    I am admonished in many ways that time is pushing me inexorably along. I am approaching the threshold of age; in 1977 I shall be 142. This is no time to be flitting about the earth. I must cease from the activities proper to youth and begin to take on the dignities and gravities and inertia proper to that season of honorable senility which is on its way.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)