The Israeli mass media reported on February 24 that Poland came under pressure from Israel and froze the law on the Institute of National Remembrance. Today, Yan Kantak, the representative of the Polish Justice Ministry belied this information.
‘The norms acting in Poland say that it comes into force after the adoption and signing of it by the president’, Kantak claimed.
According to him, the renewed law on the Institute of National Remembrance will come into force on March 1. The Constitution Court of Poland will consider the renewed law no sooner than in two months.
Earlier Stanisław Karczewski claimed that the law on the Institute of National Remembrance will act until the decision of the Constitution Court on it.
As we reported Polish leader Andrzej Duda has signed the bill with amendments to the law about the Institute of the National Memory in Poland. They stipulate criminal responsibility for denial of the Volyn Massacre of the 1940s and forbid the propaganda of the 'Banderite ideology'.
It also provides the criminal penalty for public accusations of Poland of crimes during Holocaust, of helping Nazi Germany, of military crimes or crimes against humanity. The bill forbids to use the combination of words “Polish death camp” when describing concentration camps that were on the territory of Poland. Any citizen of the country, including foreigners that breached the law will have to pay a fine or imprisoned for up to three years.