Ex-Polish president Wałęsa probed over alleged false testimony
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Prosecutors from Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) are investigating possible false testimony by the country’s former president Lech Wałęsa over his alleged ties to communist-era secret police, according to Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.
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The probe concerns Wałęsa allegedly giving false testimony during preparatory proceedings in a case involving recently unearthed documents that suggest the Solidarity icon was a paid informer for Poland's communist-era authorities, IAR reported on Tuesday.
The IPN’s Andrzej Pozorski, head of the institute’s prosecution division, told IAR that the investigation also concerned other testimonies by Wałęsa in which he denied collaborating with communist security services.
The inquiry opened on 29 June at the behest of Poland’s public prosecutor-general, according to IAR.
The IPN is a government-affiliated research institute endowed with vetting and prosecutorial powers. (str/pk)