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Poland & Communists

NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from Warsaw that a special tribunal today cleared former Polish president Lech Walesa of charges he collaborated with the communist-era secret police. The court ruled that in the early eighties, the Interior Ministry faked documents, casting Walesa as an informant, to undermine his chances of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Thursday, the court also cleared the current president Alexander Kwasniewski, of similar charges of collaboration.

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