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Polish Sejm amends law on Institute of National Remembrance

Source : 112 Ukraine

MPs abolished articles which assume a criminal responsibility for attribution Nazi crimes to Poland
19:49, 27 June 2018

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The Parliament of Poland voted for the introduction of amendments to the law on the Institute of National Remembrance today, on June 27. The MPs abolished a clause, which involves a criminal responsibility for the attribution of Nazi crimes to Poland during the WWII, according to TVN 24.

Mateusz Morawiecky, the Prime Minister initiated an amendment of the law. 388 MPs voted positively, 25 against.

‘Criminal responsibility has never been an end in itself for us. It was a fighting tool for the historical truth. It is clear that effective protection is possible by other means and actions that our government adopted over the last months,’ Michał Dworaczyk, the Head of the Office claimed this commenting the amendments.

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Reportedly, the Senate of Poland adopted a law without amendments on Institute of National Remembrance on February 1, 2018. The law was providing a criminal responsibility for the attribution of Nazi crimes to Poland, in particular for using the designation of Polish Death Camps. In response, Israel condemned the Polish Government in Holocaust denial.

Articles of the law providing a criminal responsibility for denial the massacre of Poles in Volhynia and propaganda of Bandera ideology remained in force.

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