Poland’s ruling conservatives say files cast new shadow over Walesa

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Newly-publicised documents have revived claims Lech Walesa, the giant of Poland’s struggle to overthrow communism, was a secret police informant in the 1970s – allegations still fuelling an old feud among post communist leaders.

Poland’s ruling conservatives, led by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, have leapt at the opportunity to question Walesa’s independence from the communist-era police after he became Poland’s first democratically elected president between 1990 and 1995.

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