Polish court okays trial of Gen. Jaruzelski over 1981 martial law

A Warsaw appeals court has cleared the way for Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, to stand trial for imposing martial law in 1981 as part of a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy activists. Court spokesman Wojciech Malek said Monday's ruling overturned a lower court's decision demanding that prosecutors from the state's Institute of National Remembrance gather more evidence before the case could be put to trial. No date has been set for the trial of Jaruzelski and two other officials who imposed martial law against the Solidarity democracy movement. Around 100 people died during the clampdown.