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IPN and police raid home of late Gen. Jaruzelski

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 29.02.2016 15:35
Prosecutors from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) and police officers on Monday raided the home of former First Secretary in Communist Poland, the late General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
Gen. Jaruzelski's home in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Tomasz GzellGen. Jaruzelski's home in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

According to daily Gazeta Wyborcza, the information was confirmed by Jaruzelski’s family, who added that the prosecutors were most probably after the general’s private archive.

Last year, IPN opened an investigation into documents which allegedly proved Jaruzelski's cooperation with military counterintelligence in the 1940s and 1950.

Jaruzelski was prime minister of communist Poland from 1981 to 1985 and head of state from 1985 to 1990, when he was replaced by the democratically elected Lech Wałęsa.

Wojciech Jaruzelski is best remembered for introducing martial law in 1981 during a crackdown against the Solidarity trade union movement. (rg)

Source: Gazeta Wyborcza

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