The Polish Senate has adopted the law banning propaganda of “Bandera ideology»

The Polish Senate has adopted the law banning propaganda of “Bandera ideology»

The Polish Senate approved the introduction of criminal liability for propaganda of the ideology of Ukrainian nationalists (“Bandera ideology”) and spread the facts about the participation of poles in the Holocaust. After approval by the Upper house of Parliament, the document must be signed by the head of state.

As a result of a majority vote package of amendments to the law on the Institute of national memory, the penalty of a fine or deprivation of liberty for a term up to three years threatens the use of the term “Polish death camps” and statements that can put the poles complicit in the crimes of Nazi Germany.

This law has caused sharp negative reaction of the public. The US state Department had earlier warned that the adoption of this law may entail certain consequences “for the strategic interests of Poland” and to complicate relations with the United States and Israel.

“The bill — if adopted — could undermine freedom of speech and scientific exchange. Disagreements that may arise between our allies, will play into the hands only of our opponents. We urge Poland to revise the bill in light of its possible implications for freedom of speech and the ability for us to be effective partners”, — stressed in the American dipvedomstva.

Before that the Polish authorities for this document criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The bill is not unfounded. I am totally against. You can not change history. You cannot deny the Holocaust,” he said.

“A crime that has no name»