Representatives of the presidential and prime minister's offices, and government officials laid flowers and lit candles at the tomb of Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died one year ago today.
Former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died on February 7, was laid to rest on Saturday at Warsaw's Powązki Military Cemetery among other eminent Poles.
The main memorial services for the former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski will be held in Warsaw on Saturday. The funeral mass will start at 11 a.m. at Warsaw Cathedral.
A two-day period of national mourning started on Friday in honour of former Polish Prime Minister Jan Olszewski, who died at the age of 88 a week before.
President Andrzej Duda said on Friday that a farewell to Jan Olszewski, an eminent lawyer and politician, prime minister of the government of a free and sovereign Poland, deserves appropriate respect.
Before becoming prime minister in 1991, Olszewski had won fame as a lawyer defending opposition activists during the communist period. For his stance he incurred the wrath of the state, which banned him from practicing law for two years.
Jan Olszewski, who served as Poland's prime minister in 1991-1992, has died, ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) senior member Antoni Macierewicz told PAP on Friday.