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BRITAIN: Widow dismisses 'political' charges.

THE 88-year-old widow of an Oxford University professor yesterday dismissed "political" attempts to arrest her on charges that she sent a war hero to his death.

A Polish military court has issued a European arrest warrant for Helena Wolinska after attempts to extradite her before Poland joined the EU failed.

Now a British citizen living in Oxford, Mrs Wolinska is accused of masterminding the false arrest and execution of General Emil Fieldorf, known by the alias Nil, in the country's Stalinist era.

As a military prosecutor it is alleged she also arranged for the wrongful arrest of 24 others. If convicted she faces 10 years in prison.

Mrs Wolinska has lived in Britain since 1972 and was married to economist Wlodzimierz Brus, a professorial fellow at Wolfson College, who died in August this year.

From her home in Oxford she said: "I will not speak about this because it is not a criminal case it is a political one. I don't know why the whole business is coming up again. This is an old case, it is 10 years old."
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Date:Nov 21, 2007
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