Foreign Ministry proposes less jail time for use of term ‘Polish death camps’

The three-year limit is supported by Poland’s Government Legislation Centre.

The Foreign Ministry argues that the use of the phrase “Polish death camps” by journalists and historians cannot carry a harsher sentence that Holocaust denial, a crime which is punishable by three years in prison in Poland.

The Ministry says that there is also a risk that this could be excessive interference in the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Polish Constitution and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/243098,Foreign-Ministry-proposes-less-jail-time-for-use-of-term-Polish-death-camps#sthash.csi8CtRp.dpuf

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