Poland: Jaruzlewski's Law

What is martial law in Poland? By week's end the Polish people faced more than 20 separate orders, some predictable, some startling. Among them:

> Basic civil rights, in particular those pertaining to personal liberty (freedom of speech, press, assembly, and means of communication), are temporarily suspended.

> All public gatherings, including demonstrations, strikes, sports and artistic events, are banned. Exception: religious services inside churches. A curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. is imposed.

> Distribution of any publications and the use of any kind of printing equipment, including office copying machines, are banned without prior government approval.

> Mail, telephone conversations and other...

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