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Poland

2017

20

Oct

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Rights group accuses Poland of crackdown on protesters

Amnesty International on Thursday alleged police and justice authorities in Poland are suppressing anti-government protesters, a claim flatly rejected by the interior ministry. “The Polish government is cracking down on peaceful protesters in a blatant attempt to dissuade further protests,” AI said in a new report published on Thursday. Titled “Poland: on the streets to […]

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Country: Poland
Source: France 24

12

Jun

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Polish president announces support for referendum on refugees

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said Thursday that he supports holding a referendum asking Poles if they want to accept refugees — but not until 2019 and only if migration is still a “problem” then. “The current Polish government doesn’t agree with the (EU) quota system. We don’t agree with a mandatory redistribution of refugees to […]

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Country: Poland
Source: Daily Sabah

2016

16

Aug

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Poland plans to punish Nazi camp slurs

Poland’s conservative government says anyone who uses language that implies Polish responsibility for Nazi German atrocities will face jail or a fine. The government has agreed on a new law to criminalise “insulting and slandering the good name of Poland”. The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has a clear majority in parliament. Phrases like […]

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Country: Poland
Source: BBC