MPs to investigate eavesdropping claims against ex-interior minister
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s parliamentary special-services committee will investigate claims of eavesdropping of top intelligence officers, Chairman Marek Biernacki said.
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The planned investigation follows allegations by Gazeta Wyborcza of wiretapping of spy chiefs under former Interior Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz.
In the summer of 2014, after the publication of recorded private conversations between top government figures, including Minister Sienkiewicz, he allegedly set up a secret operating group to investigate the incident.
Suspecting the head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), as well as former chief of three other spy agencies, Sienkiewicz supposedly ordered the wiretapping of their phones. The wiretaps yielded no leads, Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
Sienkiewicz denies any knowledge of the eavesdropping. He was shuffled out of the cabinet in September. (an)
Source: Gazeta Wyborcza, PAP