Poland’s ex-President Lech Walesa Was Soviet Informant, Documents Suggest

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A legend of Poland’s successful struggle to topple communism, Walesa was paid to provide information to communist-era secret security service, recently-seized records show.

Recently seized documents show that Poland’s former president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was a paid informant for the communist-era secret security service from 1970-76, the head of Poland’s history institute said Thursday.
A legend of Poland’s successful struggle to topple communism, Walesa has previously acknowledged signing a commitment to be an informant, but has insisted he never acted on it. In 2000 he was cleared by a special court, which said it found no evidence of collaboration.

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