Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has commemorated the shooting dead of nine protesting coal miners by communist riot police units in December 1981.
The Polish justice minister has called for the punishment of military officers, and prosecutors and judges, responsible for crimes committed during martial law in Poland.
On December 13th at 5p.m. the Mazowsze group will perform Lucjan Rydel's ‘Betlejem Polskie’ (Polish Bethlehem), directed by Zbigniew Kułagowski.
A French newspaper has marked the 50th anniversary of worker protests on the Polish coast, and the 39th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by publishing an article entitled the "Unknown war in the middle of Europe".
Investigators from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) and the Internal Security Agency (ABW) raided the property of the former high ranking officer in Poland’s communist-era security service where they found files detailing the activities of communist-era agents operating overseas.
Poland's embassy in Armenia has requested particular caution of Poles in that country in connection with the declaration of martial law in the Republic of Armenia.
The teenaged Morawiecki took part in large pro-democracy demonstrations in his home town of Wrocław.
President Andrzej Duda awarded state distinctions in Warsaw on Friday in connection with the 38th anniversary of the December 13, 1981, imposition of martial law in Poland by the country's communist regime.
In a candid interview with TFN’s Patrick Ney, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talks for the first time on camera about his teenage years and opposition to communist authoritarianism. Regularly interrogated, beaten and harassed, Morawiecki faced death threats and persecution. This interview was given to mark the 37th anniversary of one of the worst massacres during Poland's Martial Law, the massacre at the Wujek mine on the 16th December, 1981. As the son of leading activist, Kornel Morawiecki, the Prime Minister's story is relatively unknown even in Poland. Until now. Watch this interview (Polish with English subtitles) to discover the full story.
Poles encouraged to light candles in memory of those killed in communist crack down.