Poland’s president says he will sign into law a controversial proposal to outlaw blaming Poland for crimes committed during the Holocaust.

But in an unusual move, President Andrzej Duda also said he will ask the country’s constitutional court to evaluate the bill and suggest possible amendments.

The measure, passed by Polish MPs, will impose prison terms of up to three years for statements blaming Poles as a nation for World War II crimes committed by Nazi Germany.

The purpose of the legislation is to counter accusations of Polish anti-Semitism during World War II, which the government deems unfair.

“We have to send a clear signal to the world that we won’t allow for Poland to continue being insulted,” Deputy Justice Minister Patryk Jaki said in parliament last week.

 

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