And Now, Show Trials in Poland

Publication Date: April 1983

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): William L. Scully

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: Europe

Type: Report

Coverage: Poland


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.