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Divers search for body of Polish ex-dissident politician

22.02.2021 14:54
Divers were early on Monday sent in to search for the body of Jan Lityński, a prominent Polish former dissident who drowned attempting to rescue his dog after it ran out onto the ice on a river.
Search for the body of Jan Lityński on the river Narew near Pułtusk, north of Warsaw.
Search for the body of Jan Lityński on the river Narew near Pułtusk, north of Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara

Despite the troubles that his pro-democracy activities brought him from the communist regime in 1968, Lityński became an activist for Poland’s legendary Solidarity trade union in the 1980s.

After the collapse of communism, he became a presidential adviser.