January 13, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Warsaw Provincial Court handed down a two-year suspended sentence to former interior minister Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak Thursday. The court found Kiszczak guilty in absentia in relation to the implementation of martial law in 1981. Martial law was declared on December 13, 1981, by Gen. Wojciech ...[read more]
September 12, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 12, 2008, the trial of former Polish leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski and seven other Communist-era officials charged in connection with the 1981 declaration of martial law began in Warsaw. A 500-page indictment accused Jaruzelski of "organizing crimes of a military nature" and ...[read more]
October 2, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
Former Polish leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski testified Thursday at the resumption of his trial that he had no choice but to impose martial law on Poland in 1981. Jaruzelski, who is charged with organizing crimes of a military nature, among other offenses, read from a 200-page stateme... ...[read more]
September 13, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The trial of former Polish leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski and seven other Communist-era officials charged in connection with the 1981 declaration of martial law resumed Friday in Warsaw. A 500-page indictment accuses Jaruzelski of organizing crimes of a military nature and deprivatio... ...[read more]
July 1, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
A Polish appeals court has ruled that the trial of former communist military leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski can proceed, overturning a lower court decision that halted the trial while prosecutors gathered more evidence against other communist officials. Jaruzelski was charged in March 2006 ...[read more]
June 25, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A Polish appellate court Tuesday overturned the conviction of one riot police officer found guilty for the shooting deaths of nine coal miners during a 1981 protest, but affirmed the convictions of 14 other officers convicted in relation to the same incident. The coal miners were protesting the ...[read more]
May 14, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
A Polish judge ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors must amend their indictment against former communist leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski and other former communist officials to present a greater range of evidence against the defendants. Jaruzelski was charged in March 2006 with organizing cr... ...[read more]
June 1, 2007
by Michael Sung
A Polish court Thursday sentenced 15 riot police officers involved in the 1981 shooting deaths of nine coal miners, handing down sentences ranging from eleven years to at least two and half years in prison. The coal miners were protesting a martial law crackdown on dissent by the beleaguered ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
The Polish National Remembrance Institute ruled Tuesday that former Polish President Wojciech Jaruzelski and eight former officials can be charged with Communist crimes for imposing martial law in Poland in 1981. Jaruzelski, now 83, already faces charges of organizing crimes of a militar... ...[read more]
March 31, 2006
by Nishat Hasan
Polish prosecutors on Friday charged General Wojciech Jaruzelski with organizing crimes of a military nature and carrying out crimes that consisted of the deprivation of freedom through internment for his imposition of martial law in Poland on December 13, 1981. The charges... ...[read more]

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