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ÚPN releases ŠtB records

The National Memory Institute (ÚPN) on September 25 published more records kept by the country's communist-era secret police (ŠtB).

The records, maintained by counterintelligence units on fighting internal and external enemies between 1969-89, include 45 books with 38,800 records on objects of interest to the ŠtB, said Michal Dzurjanin, press secretary of the state-run organisation that was formed five years ago.

The information on this so-called Normalization Period is vital to assess the then-state of society. The related complete files were compiled in the Czech Republic. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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