Saturday, October 14, 2006

Surveillance scandal continues

Law and Justice deputies have appealed in a letter to the Civic Platform to comment on accusations against one of their chief figures, Jan Rokita, that he is politically responsible for surveillance operations against right-wing activists in the early 1990s.

At the time Jan Rokita was Minister in the government of Hanna Suchocka. Deputy Zbigniew Girzyński told a press conference that either Rokita knew that the extra-parliamentary opposition at the time was in the interest of the special services, or that he was a very incompetent minister.

He also demanded the then premier Hanna Suchocka, who is currently the Polish ambassador at the Vatican, to withdraw from public life. The surveillance scandal has for several years been the subject of a court probe.