Polish League against Defamation (RDI), a non-commercial organization, close to Polish conservative authorities, filed a lawsuit against Pagina 12 web site.
Polish League against Defamation stated, that there was a photo of anti-Communist Polish resistance fighters of the Second World War in the article about Jedwabne pogrom, massacre in 1941, when Polish killed more than 300 Jewish people.
RDI accused the newspaper and its journalist Federico Pavlovsky of “actions aimed at damaging of Polish nation and solid reputation of Polish soldiers”.
They filed a lawsuit on Friday, a couple of hours before the law came into force.
The law provides the criminal penalty for the public accusation of Poland in the crimes committed during the Holocaust, in the aiding to Nazi Germany, military crimes or the crimes against humanity. The draft law forbids using the phrase ‘Polish death camp’ for the description of the concentration camp existed in the territory of occupied Poland. Any citizen of the country or foreigner who violated the law will be sentenced to the payment of the fine or imprisonment up to three years.