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SNS opposes publication of former ŠtB members

THE RULING coalition Slovak National Party (SNS) Chairman Ján Slota and Vice-Chair Anna Belousovová on April 27 rejected a proposal by the opposition Christian Democrats (KDH) to release a list of former communist secret police (ŠtB) members.

So far, only the names of 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 useless source of trauma for the public, and would only show "who was red and who was more red".

According to Slota, ŠtB members are a closed issue for the SNS.

"Even the 1989 Velvet Revolution 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.

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