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April 26, 1989
One of four Polish secret police agents convicted in the 1984 kidnaping, torture and murder of pro-Solidarity priest Jerzy Popieluszko has been freed from prison, government spokesman Zbyslaw Rykowski said. He had said earlier that Waldemar Chmielewski would be released. The priest had drawn thousands to monthly sermons in Warsaw in which he urged that the banned union be re-legalized. After Popieluszko's death, Solidarity declared him patron of the union, which was restored to legal status this month.
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NEWS
April 26, 1989
One of four Polish secret police agents convicted in the 1984 kidnaping, torture and murder of pro-Solidarity priest Jerzy Popieluszko has been freed from prison, government spokesman Zbyslaw Rykowski said. He had said earlier that Waldemar Chmielewski would be released. The priest had drawn thousands to monthly sermons in Warsaw in which he urged that the banned union be re-legalized. After Popieluszko's death, Solidarity declared him patron of the union, which was restored to legal status this month.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1988 | MARY BLUME
In October of 1984, Father Jerzy Popieluszko, who had become known as the Solidarity priest, was kidnaped in the northern Polish city of Torun, beaten, strangled and thrown into a reservoir on the Wista River. His killers were led by a Polish secret police captain, Grzegorz Piotrowski, who was described as cool and confident throughout the subsequent trial, in which he was sentenced to 25 years. Piotrowski's two accomplices got terms of 14 and 15 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1988 | MARY BLUME
In October of 1984, Father Jerzy Popieluszko, who had become known as the Solidarity priest, was kidnaped in the northern Polish city of Torun, beaten, strangled and thrown into a reservoir on the Wista River. His killers were led by a Polish secret police captain, Grzegorz Piotrowski, who was described as cool and confident throughout the subsequent trial, in which he was sentenced to 25 years. Piotrowski's two accomplices got terms of 14 and 15 years.
NEWS
June 9, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE and CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writers
Pope John Paul II locked horns Monday with Polish leader Wojciech Jaruzelski on questions of human rights and liberty as hundreds of thousands of Poles hailed his third papal pilgrimage to his homeland. In a spirited exchange of speeches at Warsaw's recently reconstructed Royal Castle, the pontiff pointedly told the Communist leader to remember that the rights of man "are inalienable, because they are rooted in the humanity of each person."
NEWS
May 27, 1985
A Warsaw priest delivered a fierce attack on communism in a sermon at the church of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a supporter of the outlawed Solidarity union who was murdered last year by security police. Drawing thunderous applause from thousands who filled St. Stanislaw Kostka Church and nearby streets, Father Teofil Bogucki declared that "Europe is not recalling the 40th anniversary this year of the downfall of criminal fascism to find itself enslaved by godless communism.
NEWS
December 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Poland's Supreme Court has sharply cut the prison sentences of four secret police convicted of the killing of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, the pro-Solidarity priest, Poland's chief government spokesman said today. The decision was made for "humanitarian reasons," government spokesman Jerzy Urban said. The four officers were convicted of the 1984 murder of Popieluszko. A 10-year reduction was ordered in the 25-year sentence of the ringleader, Capt. Grzegorz Piotrowski. The 15-year sentence of Col.
NEWS
December 30, 1987
The Polish Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentences of four secret policemen convicted of the kidnap-murder of outspoken, pro-Solidarity priest Jerzy Popieluszko, the government said. Popieluszko was one of the best-known priests in Poland, and his 1984 murder outraged this heavily Roman Catholic nation. Spokesman Jerzy Urban said the court decision was made for "humanitarian reasons." Urban said the high court ordered a 10-year reduction in the 25-year sentence of the ringleader, Capt.
NEWS
June 9, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE and CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writers
Pope John Paul II locked horns Monday with Polish leader Wojciech Jaruzelski on questions of human rights and liberty as hundreds of thousands of Poles hailed his third papal pilgrimage to his homeland. In a spirited exchange of speeches at Warsaw's recently reconstructed Royal Castle, the pontiff pointedly told the Communist leader to remember that the rights of man "are inalienable, because they are rooted in the humanity of each person."
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