June 27, 2018 / 4:29 PM / 3 months ago

Polish president signs changes softening Holocaust law

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda signed on Wednesday changes in the Holocaust law, removing jail penalties for suggesting the nation was complicit in Nazi crimes, the presidential chancellery said.

FILE PHOTO: Poland's president Andrzej Duda delivers a statement refusing to sign the bill stripping the rank of members of the communist military council, that imposed martial law in Warsaw, Poland, March 30, 2018. Agencja Gazeta/Slawomir Kaminski/ via REUTERS

Earlier on Wednesday, in an unexpected u-turn, parliament introduced the changes in an emergency session, hours after Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki asked it to amend the four-month-old law that had angered the United States and Israel.

Reporting by Pawel Sobczak

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