Lech Walesa Was Paid Informant to Communist Regime: Documents

February 18, 2016 12:22 PM

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Lech Walesa Was Paid Informant to Communist Regime: Documents

Seized documents show that Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa was a paid informant for Poland's communist-era secret security service, officials said Thursday.

The pro-democracy activist and founder of the 1980s Solidarity movement, who went on to become the country's first president after the fall of the Berlin Wall, received payments between 1970 and 1976, a state history chief told reporters.

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