• Short Summary

    WARSAW, POLAND

    Jacek Kuron, a former advisor to the banned trade union Solidarity, was allowed out of prison by the Polish authorities on September 22 to attend his father's movement Kor, the workers' self-defence committee, who were charged early in September with trying to overthrow the state.

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    1. GV Kuron's coffin and funeral procession coming through cemetery gates. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    2. GV Coffin-bearers place coffin by graveside. (2 SHOTS) 0.35
    3. GV Friends and relatives of Henryk Kuron, including his wife (with dark glasses) praying and his son Jacek (with crew cut hairstyle). (3 SHOTS) 0.58
    4. SV Coffin being lowered into grave. 1.05
    5. SV Priest delivering sermon. 1.17
    6. SV Jacek Kuron throwing handful of dust on to coffin. 1.28
    7. SV Wreaths and flowers being placed on grave. 1.46
    8. GV Mourners placing candles near wreaths, and singing. (2 SHOTS) 2.10
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    Background: WARSAW, POLAND

    Jacek Kuron, a former advisor to the banned trade union Solidarity, was allowed out of prison by the Polish authorities on September 22 to attend his father's movement Kor, the workers' self-defence committee, who were charged early in September with trying to overthrow the state. The 48-year-old dissident was driven to St. Josefat's Church in Warsaw shortly before the funeral. After being allowed to talk briefly with his wife and son, he was led away as Western reporters arrived. He then attended the service at the Powolski cemetery led by Father Stanislaw Malkowski, an old friend of the late Henryk Kuron. Young Kor supporters at the graveside made Victory signs and lit candles by the grave of the deceased, a former wartime Resistance fighter. The crowd remained at the graveside singing Polish patriotic hymns for an hour after the end of the ceremony, while armed police stood by at the gates of the cemetery.

    Source: REUTERS - STEFAN DMOCHOWSKI

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FF2UFF6EPCXTEV5A0A3YH6PC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FF2UFF6EPCXTEV5A0A3YH6PC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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