Zbigniew Romaszewski

Polish politician

Zbigniew Jan Romaszewski (2 January 1940 – 13 February 2014) was a Polish conservative politician and human rights activist.

Zbigniew Romaszewski
Vice Marshal of the Senate
In office
28 November 2007 – 7 November 2011
Preceded byRyszard Legutko
Maciej Płażyński
Krzysztof Putra
Marek Ziółkowski
Succeeded byMaria Pańczyk-Pozdziej
Jan Wyrowiński
Stanisław Karczewski
Member of Senate
In office
4 July 1989 – 7 November 2011
Personal details
Born(1940-01-02)2 January 1940
Warsaw, Poland
Died13 February 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 74)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyLaw and Justice
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw

After the June 1976 protests, he was co-founder of assurance to workers charged by the communist regime. He was one of the founders of the Workers' Defence Committee (KOR). He became Chief of Bureau of Intervention of the Committee for Social Self-defence KOR in 1977. In 1980, he was the founder of the Helsinki Committee in Poland. In the early 1980s, he was chief of Commission of Intervention and Law-abidingness of Solidarity. During martial law in Poland he established independent Radio Solidarity. In 1982, he was arrested and jailed by the communist regime until 1984.

Romaszewski died in a hospital in his hometown of Warsaw, after a week of induced coma. He was aged 74.[1]

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  1. "Zbigniew Romaszewski nie żyje". RMF FM. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014. (in Polish)

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