SNS against publication of list of former ŠtB members
The ruling coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) Chairman Ján Slota and Vice-Chairperson Anna Belousovová rejected a proposal on April 27 made by the opposition Christian Democrats (KDH) to release a list of former communist secret police (ŠtB) members.
So far, only agents and collaborators have been made public. Speaking at a press conference after the SNS presidium session in Bardejov, Slota and Belousovová said it would be a further and useless source of trauma for society, and would only show "who was red and who was more red".
According to Slota, ŠtB members are a closed issue for SNS.
"Even the 1989 Velvet Revolution (a peaceful fall of the communist regime in former Czecho-Slovakia) was initiated by ŠtB members,” Slota said. “Most of them have turned into Slovak millionaires and billionaires."
Belousovová said she considered the KDH’s proposal to be a return to the Spanish inquisition.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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30. Apr 2007 at 11:24