Polish ex-spy quits

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The Independent Online
Warsaw - A former Communist superspy, put in charge of Poland's civil intelligence three days ago, resigned after an outcry that his nomination would threaten the country's relations with the West.

Marian Zacharski, sentenced to life imprisonment by a Los Angeles court in 1981 over espionage charges and later released in a spy swap, said he was quitting because he did not want to aggravate the row. Reuter