Silent witnesses

22 years old




Jan Stawisiński, 22 years old 

A miner from the "Wujek" Hard Coal Mine in Katowice, he came from Koszalin. He died on January 25, 1982 in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the head, which was suffered during the pacification of the mine by ZOMO units on December 16, 1981. The investigation that followed was intended to conceal the perpetrators of the crime and not to punish them. This considerably hindered the trial of militiamen from the ZOMO special platoon, accused of perpetrating the crime, which has been pending since 1993. The trial of three military prosecutors, accused by the IPN in 2004 of hindering the investigation initiated in 1982, is still pending. The trial of Czesław Kiszczak, accused of issuing the secret cryptogram that made it possible to use firearms during the pacification of striking plants, has commenced for the third time.

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