Poland: In from the Cold

A crackdown snares a fugitive

Poland's campaign for the June 17 nationwide elections had just entered its final tense week. In Gdansk's southern neighborhood of Orunia one night, 200 troops and antiterrorist police swooped down on a four-story apartment house and began a floor-by-floor sweep of the building. Residents who did not respond had their doors broken down. On the roof, police cornered their quarry: Bogdan Lis, 31, a former leader of Solidarity, the outlawed trade union, and the No. 2 man in the antigovernment underground. He had been in hiding since martial...

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