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January 29, 1982
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/08/13: CIA-RDP90-00552R000505290033-6 ARTICLE APPEARED ON PAGE PODS IDENTIFYD AS AGENTS OF C.I.A. ? Police Film Purports to Show 3 American Spies at World - 6 Others Are Cited By JOHN DARNTON-:x~i. WARSAW, Jan 28 The Polish Gov- ernment accused ? the United States today of espionage. in Poland and said the Central Intelligence ' Agency had played a significant role in creating anti-Government opposition. At a news conference, three colonels. presented what they said was. evidence .of spying. They showed film clips.of three diplomats once posted here.and named six others stationed outside Po- land who theysaidwereC.IA. agents.:. The film was part of a five. part series being shown on television. Titled "Who is Who," it uses Interior Ministry- film purporting to show spies at work. Poles said the television series was more anti-American than anything that United States Government-sponsored television program', ','Let Poland Be Po= .The accusation s also' appeared.'?ln tended to cast a further chill on contacts between Poles and. Westerners, espe- cially diplomats, and: to undercut the -Solidarity trade union and dissident. groups by'suggesting that they.were. One of the officers at the news confer- ence, Col. Zbigaiew'W3locki of the:In= tenor . Ministry'st-rcaraterinteiligiince unit, said in response.to a question that actions of _ Solidarity "aimed.; at ;the cant extent the result of activities the United States diplomats here derided the accusations in private and said pub- lic comment on: specific- charges-must come from the State Department ; Others at the news conference, which was held at the Government press cen- ter, were Col. Hipolit Starszak, head of the Interior Ministry's investigation bu- reau, and Coin Boleslaw Klis, who is with the Militaryy.Prosecutor's Offices;. NEW YORK TIMES 29 JANUARY 1982 Espionage Devices Under Glass ? - To one side were two glass-enclosed booths containing what was labeled as American spy devices, including tran- sistor radios, cameras, code paper that was said t'o vanish on contact with water, and pellets of disappearing ink hidden in the handle of a shaving brush. Reporters examined the objects before the conference opened, as a song sung byTom Jones was piped into the room. The first film was about Leslie Stern- identified as a third secretary in the- consular: division- of the United called "X sideana szewski, second ical sec ' Romasze .ments to .not being . did not wantto create a "spymania.' !,We are not planning to limit contacts The film, evidently taken from a mov- ing van, shows a Fiat car being stopped "for a routine road check,'; on March 13, 1981. Inside the trunk, according to the narration;.were found printing ink, bra chures and leaflets from the Confedera. tion for an Independent Poland; a dissi- dent group. Miss Sternberg Is shown standing grim-faced beside the car and later at a police station. "It was learned that she speaks Pol- ish, but not well. enough to answer cer-! tain questions,"the narration says, add- ing that her embassy job was a cover for and "an important spy." The film shows his identity papers, his'local residence stone. Then Mr. Burke is brought to po- lice headquarters-where, according to.. thenarratlon, "bekeeps repeating 'I amt an Amer clan diplomat." Inside the stone, which is opened on camera,.was said to be information on Poland's air defense syst?m. A close-up "This isthenran who worked for.;the 'C.I.A_andslippedoa astone in Poland, thenarrator says .- -,:' ti- A third segment was about an uniden- tifled Pole, the man: who was said to have lef t the stone. He describes on film [how he was recruited by the Americans lwhile a member. of the Polish Control Commission in South Vietnam. . The fourth concerned Alicja Wesolow- ska, a Polish citizen who worked for the United Nations and was arrested while on - a visit here in August 1979, --was. charged with espionage and is now sere, ing a seven-year sentence. Her case has become an international cause cklebre. . The film was apparently made during hee i n t e r r o g a t r o n ,. Over a- scratchy. soundtrack; seeis seen saying that she had provided;'blts and pieces"'of Infor-' `rnatioa;cen diplQnzatsat ..United Na- of Poles with-Western embassies." he said, "but frequently official contacts. later change intosomething else.-!4,. :He acknowledged-that Soviet-bloc na-~ ing anyone. We must-defend ourselves - asasmall Euro pean country." Colonel Wislocki gave the names and 'positions of .six people he. said were, . C.I:A. agents attached to United States embassies is other foreign ~ capitals. 1 Many of them, Colonel Wislocki said, tried to recruit Poles abroad,to work for that'TA`,_,:, -._ . ._ .. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/08/13: CIA-RDP90-00552R000505290033-6