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Anti-defamation bill passed in Polish Senate

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Victoria Bieniek 01.02.2018 14:36
  • Senate passes law to penalise people for accusing Poland of WWII crimes
Polish senators have approved a proposed law that could mean a jail term for anyone who accuses the nation of being complicit in Nazi German crimes during World War II.
Polish Senate deliberates the bill. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka.Polish Senate deliberates the bill. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka.

The move comes amid a warning by the US that the legislation could damage relations with both America and Israel.

“Tackling and discussing history, even the darkest and most infamous aspects, is by no means at risk [in Poland],” deputy Justice Minister Marcin Warchoł said.

Michał Owczarek reports.

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