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Thanks to an uncanny alliance with the musician-turned-politician Paweł Kukiz, the Polish opposition is moving closer to mustering a necessary majority to create a special parliamentary committee that would investigate the ruling camp’s involvement in the Pegasus surveillance scandal. Yet, according to PiS MP Marek Suski, nothing of this sort is likely to take place.

The Law and Justice party politician, who is also a member of the parliamentary Special Services Committee, stressed that the Senate has already appointed a special committee on the matter and that there is "quite a lot of interesting information, fake news, among other things". In his view, allegations of "mass surveillance" of political opponents by the current government are precisely that- fake news.

- We’ve dealt with this subject during the last committee meeting. I can assure you that accusations of some kind of mass surveillance are simply pulled out of thin air. These were really small numbers, not exceeding several hundred people annually - explained Mr Suski, the man behind the controversial "lex TVN" bill, which was vetoed by President Andrzej Duda at the end of December.

Marek Suski reveals crucial information

The PiS MP said that the number of people under surveillance varied strongly depending on the year, and "several hundred" was the upper limit. - Some services said that they had literally conducted less than ten of these operational activities during the year, all of which have taken place at the request of the prosecution and were authorized by the court - Marek Suski told Justyna Dobrosz-Oracz from "Gazeta Wyborcza".

He did not, however, want to reveal the precise data and statistics about surveillance activities of the intelligence services since PiS came to power.

- It was very different depending on the year, I cannot give you a precise number. This is classified information - the Law and Justice party MP concluded.


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