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The Gdansk Tax Office wants Poland's former president Lech Walesa to pay due taxes on $1m (pounds 600,000) he received for the rights to a film about his life, according to newspaper reports. Mr Walesa has 30 days to pay up to 450,000 zlotys (pounds 110,000) or appeal to a court, according to the reports.

Since his presidency ended on 22 December, Mr Walesa's bank accounts have been frozen by tax authorities investigating whether he owes taxes on $1m he received from the Warner Bros movie studio in 1989. Mr Walesa said the decision was a part of political campaign and he did not intend to pay any money. AP - Warsaw