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Poland Frees Political Prisoners

September 11, 1986|Associated Press

WARSAW — The government today ordered the release of all political prisoners in a sweeping amnesty that covers senior jailed activists of the outlawed Solidarity free trade union movement.

The official news agency PAP said Interior Minister Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak ordered 225 prisoners freed by Monday in light of "the state of security" in the country. The amnesty would not cover those accused or convicted of terrorism, spying or sabotage, PAP said.

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