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Controversial Polish Holocaust Denial Law Takes On Its First Media Target

06/03/2018

JONATHAN TURLEY

Child_survivors_of_AuschwitzI recently criticized the new Polish law criminalizing any statements attributing the genocide of Jews to Polish forces or actions. The legislature approved a bill making it a crime to use statements suggesting Poland bears responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany.  You could receive up to three years in prison for calling Auschwitz-Birkenau a “Polish death camp.”  USNews is reporting that the first target of this abusive law has now been announced: the Argentine Pagina 12 daily.  The newspaper was accused of breaching a new law by suggesting that Poland was complicit in the Holocaust.

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