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Warsaw Forum :: A legend dethroned?

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Roberto Galea 06.02.2017 15:14
  • Warsaw Forum :: A legend dethroned?
Recently unearthed documents confirm that Solidarity icon Lech Wałęsa was a paid informer for Poland's communist-era authorities, officials from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) have said.
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Wałęsa, an ex-president and the former leader of the Solidarity trade union which helped bring down communism in Poland, has previously slammed such claims as “lies”.

But the state-run Institute of National Remembrance on Tuesday presented an analysis by graphology experts which concluded that documents signed in the 1970s by an informer codenamed “Bolek” were in handwriting the same as that of Wałęsa.

Roberto Galea spoke to Nicholas Richardson, a British lawyer and blogger, and Polish journalist Michał Orzechowski.

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