Zbigniew Siemiątkowski

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Zbigniew Siemiątkowski (born 8 October 1957 in Ciechanów, Poland) is a Polish politician and political scientist. He was Minister of Internal Affairs, 1996–97, and head of the Intelligence Agency (Agencja Wywiadu, or AW), 2002 – April 2004.[1]


  • 1977-1981 studies at the University of Warsaw, earning a master's degree in political science
  • 1987 doctorate in Humanities, University of Warsaw.
  • 1981-1991 work in the Department of Journalism and Politics at the University of Warsaw.
  • 1978- member of the communist PZPR, and its successors, the SdRP and SLD.
  • 1995 Spokesman for the campaign of Aleksander Kwaśniewski; later appointed Assistant Secretary of State, and Deputy Chief of National Security.
  • 1996-1997 Minister of Internal Affairs
  • 2001-2002 Secretary of State[2]
  • 2002 appointed chief of Agencja Wywiadu.
  • 2004 resigned from AW.

Rendition charges[edit]

On 10 January 2012 Siemiątkowski was charged with "unlawfully depriving prisoners of their liberty" in connection with the Central Intelligence Agency's operation of a Black site in Poland,[3] which was again hidden from the public .[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "WBJ". WBJ. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26.
  2. ^ "Zbigniew Siemiątkowski - pierwsze uzupełnienie do biografii". salon24.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  3. ^ "Polish Ex-Official Charged With Aiding C.I.A." New York Times. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
  4. ^ "Zarzuty za polskie więzienie CIA". wyborcza.pl. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-03.