Ghosts of the past can haunt anyone, even those who have long forgotten them or created a good atmosphere to make others forget them too. Lech Wałęsa came to know about this and against whom, according to wPolityce.pl, the Warsaw Public Prosecutor’s Office filed charges in court. It concerns several dozen lies that the former president of Poland is said to have used during interrogations by IPN investigators. The case concerns receipts signed by Wałęsa for receiving money from the security service and his obligations to cooperate with the communist secret service. These documents were found in Czesław Kiszczak’s house. The former president faces a three-year prison sentence for giving false testimony.
Lech Wałęsa could have closed this place many years ago. The proceedings in which Lech Wałęsa testified as a witness were initiated in February 2016 in connection with his public statements. He claimed that the materials found in the home of the former Minister of the Interior of the Polish People’s Republic were forged. The aim of the work of the Institute of National Remembrance was to determine whether a crime involving falsification of documents had occurred and to identify possible perpetrators of this act. At that time, Wałęsa had the status of a victim in the IPN investigation. As part of the IPN procedure, evidence was secured, among other things: in the form of a personal file and a work file with the code name of a secret employee “Bolek”, as well as other documents revealed during the search of Maria K., widow of the former General and Minister of the Interior of the Polish People’s Republic, Czesław Kiszczak.
When Lech W. was questioned as a witness in April 2016, he stated that he had never signed an undertaking to cooperate, never written or signed a complaint, nor signed a receipt for receiving money. After submitting a number of documents from the secret employee’s file, Lech W. denied that he had drawn up or signed any of the more than fifty documents handed over to him. Only regarding one letter in the file of the code name of a secret employee “Bolek”, in which there are handwritten notes with the signature of Lech W. – the witness stated that these are most likely his handwriting and signature
– we read in the response of the Warsaw District Prosecutor’s Office to questions sent by the wPolityce.pl portal.
The experts have decided
According to the findings of the wPolityce.pl portal, Wałęsa was ultimately brought down by the analyzes of experts who carefully examined the authenticity of the documents kept by the Kiszczaks. Their takeover by the Institute for National Remembrance took place after the widow of the communist head of the security service wanted to sell “Bolek’s files” to the Institute for National Remembrance. The precious materials were ultimately in the hands of the Polish state. The experts had no doubts. The documents and signatures of Lech Wałęsa are authentic.
To verify the veracity of Lech W.’s testimony, comparative material was collected in the form of documents prepared by Lech W., kept in his later workplaces and offices, dating from the 1970s to the present, as well as documents created by officers whose names appear in material about the secret employee ps. “Bolec.” The recovered documents were examined by a team of experts in the field of handwriting and document examination from the Institute for Forensic Expertise. Prof. Dr. Jan Sehn in Krakow. A team of experts analyzed 158 documents from the personal file and work file of a secret SB employee nicknamed “Bolek”. He then compared them with more than 140 documents, which were undoubtedly personally drawn up or signed by Lech W
– informs us the public prosecutor’s office in Warsaw.
According to our information, the Institute has issued a categorical opinion stating that the documents from the personal file and work file of a secret employee codenamed “Bolek” were written by Lech W.
As part of extensive investigation, experts confirmed that Lech W. had drawn up or personally signed the following: a handwritten commitment to cooperate with the security service in December 1970, handwritten receipts for receiving money for information provided to SB officials, as well as more than 30 handwritten reports from an undercover employee
– we hear from the prosecutor’s office.
Did he sign it or not?
The subject of the investigation by the Warsaw Public Prosecutor’s Office was to determine whether the testimony of witness Lech W., in which he denied signing documents from the secret employee’s personal files, was true.
Based on a comprehensive and unequivocal opinion of experts who assessed the collected documents, in particular those revealed during the search of the house of Maria K., widow of the former General and Minister of the Interior of the Polish People’s Republic of Czesław Kiszczak, it was established that these documents contained the signatures of Lech W. As a result, it was determined that Lech W. gave false testimony during the proceedings of the Institute of National Remembrance
– we read in the response of the Warsaw District Prosecutor’s Office to questions from the wPolityce.pl portal.
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