Silent witnesses

26 years old





Mieczysław Poźniak, 26 years old

A worker at "Elektromontaż" in Lubin. He died on August 31, 1982 from a gunshot wound to the stomach suffered during the breaking up of a demonstration in Lubin by officers of the militia. The cover-up of the crime was started just a few hours after the tragedy. In effect, after a very long trial, only the three militia commanders were sentenced – Bogdan Garus, Tadeusz Jarocki, and Jan Maj. The sentences, reduced based on amnesty, ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 years.

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