Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, signed the amendments in the law on the Institute of National Remembrance, as the Polish leader’s official website says.
“The amendment cancels the article which provides a punishment in the form of imprisonment for stating that Poland was involved in the crimes committed by Nazi during the World War II,” the message says.
As we reported earlier, the Parliament of Poland voted for the introduction of amendments to the law on the Institute of National Remembrance on June 27.
The MPs cancelled the article with provides criminal responsibility for accusing Poland of participating in Nazi crimes during the period of the WWII.
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.