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Kaczyński-supporter tainted by security services files?

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Nick Hodge 07.03.2016 15:30
A Polish actor and former member of the committee that supported Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński in his 2010 presidential campaign is at the centre of new communist informant claims.
Jerzy Zelnik. Photo: wikimedia commons/zuJerzy Zelnik. Photo: wikimedia commons/zu

Following the emergence of a security services file allegedly pertaining to actor Jerzy Zelnik, the 70-year-old has released a statement asking for “forgiveness from those I may have harmed.”

Zelnik's period as an informant supposedly occurred in the mid-1960s, when he allegedly signed up to provide information on a voluntary basis.

“I was practically a child, I was 18,” the actor has commented.

Zelnik had been a staunch supporter of the so-called 'lustration' process that has long been championed by the Law and Justice party. Lustration is aimed at exposing those who collaborated with the communist regime.

In an interview given with the Wirtualna Polska portal, he said that his file needs to be thoroughly analysed, adding that “facing the truth is the best solution.”

Security services files sparked a media storm last month when documents emerged allegedly indicating that Solidarity legend Lech Wałęsa was an informant in the mid-1970s, several years prior to the founding of the trade union. (nh)

Source: wp.pl, telewizjarepublika.pl, wyborcza.pl

tags: lustration
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