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3 Solidarity Leaders Get Prison

Associated Press

A Polish court sentenced three Solidarity leaders to prison terms ranging from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years today after they were convicted of inciting civil unrest by calling a 15-minute strike that never took place.

Lech Walesa, a founder and former chairman of the now outlawed Solidarity free trade union movement, denounced the verdicts against Adam Michnik, Bogdan Lis and Wladyslaw Frasyniuk as “the stupidest move the government could make.” He called on Poles to protest.


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