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Suspended prison term in 2010 death of Poland's president

  • FILE - This is a Sunday, April 11, 2010 file photo of the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia.  A Polish court  Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)

    FILE - This is a Sunday, April 11, 2010 file photo of the wreckage of the Polish presidential plane which crashed early Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia. A Polish court Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 file photo, mourners react as the coffins carrying late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria arrive at the Mariacky church for a mass in Krakow, Poland. A Polish court  Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)

    FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 file photo, mourners react as the coffins carrying late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria arrive at the Mariacky church for a mass in Krakow, Poland. A Polish court Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 file photo, a Polish guard of honor escorts the coffins of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynska during a funeral procession walk through Krakow, Poland. A Polish court  Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, file)

    FILE - In this Sunday, April 18, 2010 file photo, a Polish guard of honor escorts the coffins of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynska during a funeral procession walk through Krakow, Poland. A Polish court Tuesday June 21, 2016 has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to Pawel Bielawny a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, file)  (The Associated Press)

A Polish court has convicted and handed a suspended prison term to a former deputy head of government security over the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.

The verdict Tuesday by a Warsaw court was the first prison term handed out over the April 10, 2010, crash of Poland's presidential plane in Smolensk, Russia, that killed all on board.

Pawel Bielawny was found guilty of neglecting his duties and exposing Kaczynski to danger and was given an 18-month suspended sentence and a 10,000-zloty (2,270-euro) fine.

Poland is currently governed by the conservative Law and Justice party led by Kaczynski's twin, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is intent on punishing those guilty of his brother's death.