The investigative division of the Rzeszów branch of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) initiated an investigation into the communist crimes committed at the castle in Rzeszów in 1944-56. Over 400 death sentences were carried out there during that time.
The decision was announced during the press conference by prosecutor Andrzej Pozorski, deputy prosecutor general, director of the Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation.
The investigation – said Pozorski – concerns “communist crimes, crimes against humanity committed in 1944-56 by functionaries of public security organs, consisting of the murder of people imprisoned in the Lubomirski castle, when a prison was located here”.
Pozorski noted that the victims were “people who either supported independence organizations, as well as those who belonged to such organizations”.