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    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK & WARSAW, POLAND

    Wislaw Gorniki, one of the spokesman of Poland's ruling authorities, said in Denmark on Wednesday (6 January) that the leader of the Solidarity trade union movement, Lech Walesa, was in good health and not being treated like a detained prisoner.

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    1. SCU Wislaw Gerniki, speaking in Copenhagen. 1.26
    2. SV Polish news bulletin reader. 1.34
    3. SCU PULL BACK SV Marek Brunne, former press spokesman for Solidarity. 2.37
    4. SV Polish news reader. 2.47
    5. GV & SV Church service in Warsaw with Archbishop Glemp and Bishop Modelewski. (2 SHOTS) 3.09
    TRANSCRIPT: GORNIKI: "Mr. Walesa was, as you know, placed in a very luxurious villa near Warsaw. He is constantly, almost daily, visited by a high ranking priest, a mass which was originally said only on Sundays is said now for him, several times a week. I don't know the details. He does have conversations with the representatives of both the government and the church. I'm not in charge of detained persons so I don't know much more details but I want to emphasise one point very strongly and that is that Mr. Walesa, because of his unusual authority that he enjoyed, is not treated as a prisoner, is certainly not treated as other detained persons. My hope, and not only mine, but everybody's hope, is that he will come soon to a point where Mr. Walesa will be in a position to resume his activity as a trade union leader."
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    Background: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK & WARSAW, POLAND

    Wislaw Gorniki, one of the spokesman of Poland's ruling authorities, said in Denmark on Wednesday (6 January) that the leader of the Solidarity trade union movement, Lech Walesa, was in good health and not being treated like a detained prisoner. He said also that Lech Walesa will soon be able to resume his role as a union leader and that union leaders were currently negotiating with the Polish authorities. Marek Brunne was the publicity officer for Solidarity but was visiting Canada when military rule was introduced three weeks ago. He has said in an interview that although the news came as a shock, he had no hesitation about returning to Poland. He said he felt the two defecting Polish ambassadors, from the United States and Japan, had become used to the "plush life" of the West and were disaffected with the Polish government before the recent events occurred.

    Source: RADIO DENMARK AND POLSKIE RADIO I TELEWIZJA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Q35CT2C91GBWXLR26C1BWFXL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Q35CT2C91GBWXLR26C1BWFXL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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