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Judge Tomasz Szmydt fled to Belarus. Meeting of the College for Secret Services convened by Prime Minister Donald Tusk

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The meeting of the College for Secret Services convened by Prime Minister Donald Tusk will begin on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The topic of the talks will be “alleged Russian and Belarusian influence in the Polish government apparatus in previous years.”

Donald Tusk announced on Tuesday that a meeting of the College for Secret Services had been convened for Wednesday. “The topic is the alleged Russian and Belarusian influence in the Polish power apparatus in previous years,” he announced.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

The College for Secret Services is a consultative and advisory body operating under the Council of Ministers, dealing with the operation of services such as the Internal Security Agency, the Foreign Intelligence Agency, the Military Counterintelligence Service, the Military Intelligence Service and the Central Anticorruption Bureau.

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The College is chaired by the Prime Minister and includes: the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of National Defense, the Minister of Finance and the head of the National Security Bureau, as well as the minister responsible for the coordination of secret services. The heads of the services and the head of the parliamentary committee for secret services also participate in the meetings.

Judge Szmydt applied for asylum in Belarus

On Monday, the state propaganda news agency BiełTA published a report from a press conference in which Tomasz Szmydt, a judge of the Provincial Administrative Court, announced that he was asking the Belarusian authorities for asylum.

Immediately after that, the Internal Security Agency initiated inspection activities to verify the scope of classified information to which Szmydt had access in connection with his function and the cases he conducted as a judge of the Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw. The National Prosecutor's Office conducts investigations into espionage.

Tusk on Szmydt: we are not dealing with a one-time feat TVN24

Tusk, starting Tuesday's away meeting of the Council of Ministers in Katowice, referred to the case of Judge Szmydt.

As he said, “we must be aware that the services, in this case the Belarusian ones, worked with a person who had direct access to the Minister of Justice, who was responsible for the destruction of the judicial system in Poland, who had access to various classified documents to which no intelligence should not have access under any circumstances.”

– The fact that Judge Szmydt's relations with Belarusians have a long history – it is not a matter of recent months – it must raise our greatest concern – he added.

READ MORE: Tusk on Szmydt: we are not dealing with a one-time feat

Szmydt was one of the heroes of the so-called hate scandal, which aimed to slander judges opposed to the judicial reforms introduced by the United Right.

Main photo source: TVN24



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