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Ex-Polish leaders ask EU to defend Poland's democracy

Jun. 13, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ex-Polish President Lech Walesa and several other former leaders appealed Wednesday to the European Union to help defend the rule of law in their country under a populist government that is overhauling the judiciary. In a statement published in the daily Gazeta Wyborcza, the former...

Poland's Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament

May. 21, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa met Monday with disabled people and their parents who have been staging a sit-in in the parliament for over a month, offering them his solidarity and strongly denouncing the country's populist government. Several young...

Protesters to stay in Poland's parliament during NATO meet

May. 18, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Disabled people who have been protesting for weeks in Poland's parliament along with their parents will remain there during the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, an official said. About a dozen protesters — some in wheelchairs, sleeping on mattresses on the floor — have been...