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Freed Polish dissident says he will seek political role

Bogdan Lis, a leader in the outlawed Solidarity trade union, said Sunday he wanted a political role in Poland's future and would resume contacts with other leaders of the banned free trade union Solidarity. Mr. Lis and a fellow Solidarity member, Piotr Mierzewski, were released from prison Saturday and driven to their homes in Gdansk after the chief military prosecutor dropped treason charges against them.

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Lis was the most important union activist that had been kept in Warasw's Rakowiecka Prison after the general amnesty last July that freed 630 political prisoners and thousands of criminals.

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