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Walesa wishes ‘get well soon’ to Jaruzelski

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John Beauchamp 25.09.2011 12:10
Lech Walesa, legendary Solidarity leader and Poland’s first democratically elected president, visited former communist leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski in hospital, Saturday.
Putting the past behind them? Former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa (right) wishes General Wojceich Jaruzelski 'the best of health', 24.09.2011. Photo: lechwalesa.blip.pl

Walesa promptly uploaded pictures of his well-wishing visit to his blog, writing “[Good] health Mr General”.

General Jaruzelski, Poland’s authoritarian leader who imposed Martial Law in December 1981, was admitted to hospital on 15 September after contracting pneumonia, a side effect of his ongoing chemotherapy treatment to fight lymphangioma.

Meanwhile, head of the Lech Walesa Institute, Piotr Gulczynski told the PAP news agency that it was a “private visit”, adding that Walesa was at the Military Institute of Medicine to visit his son Jaroslaw, who is being treated after a motorcycle crash earlier this month. (jb)

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