Poland tries to criminalise free speech

The BBC reports:

France has joined the US and Israel in criticising Poland’s new Holocaust law, describing the text as “ill advised”.

“You should not rewrite history, it’s never a very good idea,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

Polish president Andrzej Duda signed the law on Tuesday. It outlaws accusing Poland of complicity in Nazi crimes committed under occupation.

Any law that makes it a criminal offence to debate history is a very bad law. The fact the law makes it a crime to debate the extent of Polish involvement in the Holocaust makes it a truly horrible law.

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