Poland: rightwing group sues Argentine newspaper under new Holocaust law

Defamation motion filed after Página/12 article discussed the massacre of Jews in the Polish village of Jedwabne in 1941

A campaign group with close ties to Poland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party has filed charges of defamation against a newspaper in Argentina, in the first case to be brought under controversial legislation criminalising any suggestion of Poland’s complicity in the Holocaust on its soil.

The Polish League Against Defamation (RDI) filed the motion in response to an article in Argentinian newspaper Página/12 published in December 2017 – before the new law existed – that accompanied a discussion about the massacre of Jews in the Polish village of Jedwabne in 1941 with a picture of anti-Communist Polish partisans.

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