• Finns who spied on Solidarity to be named...
  • 12.03.2010

The Supreme Administrative Court in Helsinki is considering revealing documents on Finns who cooperated with the East German Stasi and informed on Poland’s Solidarity trade union members during the 1980s.  


Among the eighteen citizens of Finland alleged to have cooperated with the former East German Ministry for State Security is Riitta Juntunen, who was mainly working in West Germany at the time. Her reports, in total 940-page long, were so valuable that the Stasi immediately passed them on to “their Soviet comrades”.  


According to Finnish media, Juntunen also informed the Stasi about Finnish politicians and organizations which supported Polish Solidarity movement and the democratic opposition in Poland.  

The documents are kept in the archives and so far have not been revealed. (mg)