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Monday, March 1, 1999 Published at 15:16 GMT


World: Europe

Former Polish prosecutor appeals against arrest


A former military prosecutor in Poland, accused of involvement in the Stalinist show trials of the 1950s, has appealed against a warrant for her arrest.

The woman, Helena Wolinska-Brus, who was born in Poland, but emigrated to Britain thirty years ago, is alleged to have organised the unlawful arrest of Poland's wartime hero, General Emil Fieldorf-Nil, who was executed in 1953, and falsified evidence against him.

The appeal will be considered by the Military Chamber of Poland's Supreme Court.

Mrs Bruce, who's now eighty, argues that she will not receive a fair trial in Poland.

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