Polish Ex-Spy: "Was My Son Poisoned in England?"
Mariusz David Dastych (65) was thePolish intelligence agent in the 1960s-1980s, and since 1973 – also adouble CIA agent. He was then working in EasternEurope, in the USA, Vietnam, and China. Dastych wasarrested in 1987 by the Polish counterintelligence onthe charges of espionage for American and Japanesesecret services. He was released from prison in 1990,after fall of the Communist regime in Poland. In thefollowing years he was voluntarily cooperating withseveral western intelligence services in the frameworkof monitoring the illegal nuclear trade in EasternEurope and in the Middle East. After he was severelyinjured in France in 1994, Dastych started his journalistic and research work, specializing in differentaspects of world secret services’ activity, terrorism,and organized crime. He participated as an editor inpublishing of a number of well-known books dealing with the intelligence issue,including the book named “Gideon Spies. The Secret History of the Mossad”. Hecurrently continues keeping in touch with many former and active secretservicemen in the USA, in Western and Eastern Europe, in the Middle and theFar East.In light of the investigation of ex-FSB colonelAlexander Litvinenko’s murder inLondon in November 2006, David Dastych sent AIA his article about mysteriousdeath of his son in Great Britain ten years ago. Following is this article by DavidDastych.
In mid-December, at 04:00 a.m., I received a sudden phone call: “Your son, Olaf, diedtonight.” It was a terrible shock. “Could that be real?”, I thought in the first moment, stillemerging from a sound sleep. “Maybe this was a bad dream?” But it wasn’t. I calledmy ex-wife, Kalina, and she burst into tears. “How did it happen?, ”I asked her. Andshe told me about the sudden death of our son, witnessed by Agnes, his fiancée. Ittook only a few minutes, and an emergency team arrived very soon, but nothing couldbe done. Olaf died almost at once. How this could happen to a young, active and full of vigor man of 24? Nobody could explain. Doctors claimed it was a very strong infarct,but they were not sure. Agnes told us, he died in her arms. She was deeply shocked,and so we all were.There was no autopsy made on the body. Olaf’s mother refused it. The funeral wasarranged on the fifth day, with a crowd of people attending and Olaf’s friends playingmusic for him in the funeral house. It was a frosty winter, and a new part of the hugeNorthern Graveyard in Warsaw, still bare, with almost no trees and bushes, resembleda snow-covered field in Siberia.
Homecoming from Bradford
Olaf Dastych graduated with honors from the Warsaw Higher Economic School (SGH)in 1996. A day after his graduation ceremony, he went to England, where he wasgranted a scholarship for the MBA studies at the Bradford University. This was not hisfirst term abroad, as he had a chance to study in Denmark before. But this time he2
David Dastych and hisson Olaf