Documents on Walesa’s alleged communist collaboration released

Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), a body responsible for prosecuting communist-era crimes, published on February 22 2016 the first set of documents found last week, which allegedly prove co-operation of Solidarity legend Lech Walesa with communist-era special services in the 1970s. The move to release the files before historians can analyze them has aroused a lot of controversy.

Among the published files are personnel records for Walesa and a handwritten commitment to cooperate with the communist secret police signed: ‘Lech Walesa, (and the codename) Bolek’, which were reportedly found on February 16 in the house of former Polish general Czeslaw Jan Kiszczak, who died in November.

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