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Poland's first post-communist PM Mazowiecki dies

world Updated: Oct 28, 2013 14:22 IST
Tadeusz Mazowiecki

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Eastern Europe's first democratic prime minister after communism, key adviser to Poland's Solidarity freedom movement and UN human rights envoy to Bosnia in the 1990s, has died. He was 86.

Mazowiecki's personal secretary, Michal Prochwicz, told The Associated Press that the former prime minister died early Monday in hospital.

Prochwicz said Mazowiecki was taken to hospital on Wednesday, with high fever.