Poland's Last Communist Leader Wojciech Jaruzelski Dies

May 25, 2014 7:42 PM

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Poland's Last Communist Leader Wojciech Jaruzelski Dies

Poland's last communist leader, Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died at the age of 90.

Jaruzelski imposed martial law in Poland in 1981 to crackdown on the Solidarity labor movement and to protect the communist leadership. Under martial law, which lasted until 1983, dozens of demonstrators were killed and thousands more, including Lech Walesa, were jailed.

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