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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Oleksy Says Probe Was Political Ploy

WARSAW -- Former Prime Minister Jozef Oleksy said Tuesday the spying allegations against his person were a part of a political attack by then-outgoing President Lech Walesa


In a statement read to journalists a day after a military prosecutor said he found no evidence of crime and closed the investigation, Oleksy said that "justice has been done."


"The prosecutor's decision was a final part of the most difficult experience in my life," said Oleksy. He looked pale and tired, and later refused to take questions, saying he was sick.


"I fell victim of a political aggression," he said, indicating that the accusations were a part of "a bad style of Walesa's departure" from the presidency.


The allegation that he had spied for Moscow for 13 years emerged in December, after Walesa, the former Solidarity leader, lost a close and bitterly fought re-election bid to his ex-communist opponent, Aleksander Kwasniewski, a close friend and party comrade of Oleksy.