Bothered by allegations from Solidarity activists that he worked with secret police to sabotage the freedom movement, former Polish President and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa has tapped the power of Internet to clear his name. He has published on the Internet more than 500 pages of police files kept on him by the communist-era secret police.
Walesa founded the Solidarity trade union in 1989, helped overthrow Communism, and became Polandâ€™s President from 1990 to 1995.
Although the court exonerated him of such charges, Walesa faces relentless allegations from leading Solidarity activists Andrzej Gwiazda, Anna Walentynowicz, and Gwiazda’s wife, Joanna Duda-Gwiazda.
The files reveal this dispute is part of the secret serviceâ€™s strategy to destroy the Solidarity and even Walentynowicz and Gwiazda were manipulated by the secret police without realizing it.
Originally posted on June 11, 2007 @ 1:22 am