360c.1121 Fedoryszyn, Justyn/90: Telegram

The Ambassador in Poland (Willys) to the Secretary of State

52. My telegram No. 49, May 4, 1 p.m.22 I have just received a note of today’s date from the Foreign Minister which reads in translation as follows:

“With reference to my note dated February 422 of this year, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the military tribunal of Lublin rendered on May 2 of this year a sentence executed the 5th of May of this year against the sub-lieutenant Zbigniew Halkilwicz, condemning him to 3 months and 2 weeks in a fortress for having been responsible for a bodily injury inflicted upon Mr. Justyn Fedoryszyn and for the illegal detention of the latter from October 9 to 10, 1930.

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In view of the above-mentioned verdict, of which I attach a copy, I am anxious express to Your Excellency the very keen regret of the Polish Government for an incident of which an American citizen has been the victim, and to beg you to please communicate this sentiment of the Polish Government to the Government of the United States.

I desire to add that the Polish Ambassador at Washington has already informed the Secretary of State Mr. Stimson of the tenor of the sentence and is in communication with him upon the subject of the indemnification of Mr. Fedoryszyn.

Please accept Mr. Ambassador the assurances of highest consideration. Signed Augusto Zaleski.”

The Foreign Office states that the official copy of the verdict sent with the note constitutes the full documentation of the trial furnished to it. This verdict recites the composition of the court, the offense and the sentence. Copy and translation will be forwarded in this week’s pouch.23

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