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.,Foreign-Ministry-proposes-less-jail-time-for-use-of-term-Polish-death-camps#sthash.csi8CtRp.dpuf


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