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Zbigniew Bujak

Zbigniew Bujak (born 29 November 1954 in Służba Bezpieczeństwa) for nearly three and a half years, becoming the last Solidarity leader to be captured. Soon afterwards he was released in general amnesty, and participated in Polish Round Table Talks with the government in 1989. He was elected to the Sejm (Polish parliament) in the 1989 elections. In the 1990s he joined right-wing, liberal political parties, including the Citizens' Movement for Democratic Action, Democratic Union and Freedom Union. In 1992 he helped found the Labour Union (UP) party and was one of the party's leading members. He won a seat to the Sejm at the 1993 legislative elections, representing UP, and served as a member of parliament until 1997. He also held the position of chairman of Główny Urząd Ceł (Main Tariff's Office). In the 2000s (decade), after his 2002 defeat for the post of mayor of Warsaw, he stopped participating actively in politics.

Bujak was a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in 1986, given each year to an individual whose courageous activism is at the heart of the human rights movement and in the spirit of Robert F. Kennedy's vision and legacy.[1]


  1. ^ "Robert F Kennedy Center Laureates". 
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