And Now, Show Trials in Poland
Publication Date: April 1983
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): William L. Scully
Though the Jaruzelski regime announced, on the first anniversary of martial law, that the main rigors of martial law would be discontinued by the end of 1982, the new regulations on freedom of movement are hardly less stringent than martial law itself. The trials of Michnik, Kuron, Litynski, and their colleagues will proceed as promised. They bear bitter testimony to the determination of Moscow and Poland's military rulers to repress any Polish strivings for liberty. They are testimony also to the Stalinist methods that survive within these communist regimes.