POLAND: INTERNEES REJECT EXILE

Created: 3/10/1982

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that the vast majority consider accepting tlia regime-offer of exile tantamount to desertion. He claims that Solidarity has been holding votes in the camps toa uniform policy and to present the majority opinion to the authorities. tatement reportedly smuggled to the West, internees in one camp denounced theoffer as blackmail and callod for an Investigation by international human rights groups. Meanwhile, the government is putting pressure on Internees and their families to leave Poland. f| H

Comment: Tho regime's ploy to rid itself ofmilitantsajor International embarrassment is backfiring. Solidarity will use this emotional issue to revitalize its organizing efforts. The offer also is again focusing International attention on human

rights vioiaticji^aiHiearning new criticism from the West.

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