WARSAW, Poland – A military hospital spokesman in Warsaw says Poland’s last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died at age 90.
Spokesman Grzegorz Kade said Jaruzelski died in the hospital, where he suffered a stroke earlier this month. He was previously treated for cancer.
On Dec. 13, 1981, Jaruzelski imposed martial law in Poland against the wishes of the nationwide pro-democratic Solidarity union. Solidarity eventually prevailed, ousting the communists from power in 1989 election.
Jaruzelski is survived by his wife Barbara and a daughter Monika.