Monday, June 11, 2007

Walentynowicz: Lech Wałęsa was an agent and traitor

Even after Lech Wałęsa self published communist era secret services files about the ex-Solidarity leader, former collegues still accuse him of collaboration.

Wałęsa published 500 pages of documents from the communist secret police archives to stem accusations that he had worked closely with the authorities during the 1980s.

"I got sick and tired of the constant accusations, doubts and Insinuations being peddled by these people and decided to publish those details for all to see," he told Reuters yesterday.

But the online files have not stopped the accusations.

For Solidarity members Anna Walentynowicz, the Andrzej Gwiazda and Krzysztof Wyszkowski accuse Lecha Wałęsę of collaboration with the secret services.

"He is an agent and a traitor and there’s no other definition. I’m not going to comment on anything", Walentynowicz told Radio Gdańsk.

The sacking of Anna Walentynowicz from the Gdansk shipyard, where she worked a crane driver, was one of the incidents that triggered the 1980 Solidarity strikes.

"Lech Wałęsa is a shabby liar who hasn’t got the guts to publish the materials he had stolen from the archives of the Office of State Protection (UOP) and he is accusing innocent people in an attempt to keep his past collaboration secret", says Krzysztof Wyszkowski. (mj+)