Polish President’s Attempt to Criminalize Language around the Holocaust an Alarming Attack on Free Expression
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NEW YORK—Polish president Andrzej Duda’s announcement that he will sign into law a bill that would criminalize certain language around Poland’s role in the Holocaust represents a deeply alarming attack on free speech, and is part of a broader trend of crackdowns on free expression in a country with a proud democratic tradition, PEN America said in a statement today.
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Anoosh Gasparian, External Relations Coordinator: [email protected], 646-981-0685