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Former Polish prime minister Jan Olszewski dies

Jan Olszewski, a Polish anti-communist dissident and former prime minister, has died. He was 88. Mr Olszewski served as prime minster for six months from 1991-1992.

As a teenager, Mr Olszewski took part as in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi German occupiers, and during the 1970s and 1980s became a leading figure in the opposition Solidarity movement. He also took part in the Round Table Talks in 1989 that paved the way for communism’s collapse.