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MPs submit bill to penalise those who deny atrocities committed by communism and fascism

Denying the Holocaust or other crimes connected with fascism or communism may become a crime in Slovakia, with jail terms between six months and three years, if an amendment to the Criminal Code submitted by four legislators from the Civic Conservative Party (OKS) part of the Most-Híd caucus, is passed by parliament, the TASR newswire reported.

Denying the Holocaust or other crimes connected with fascism or communism may become a crime in Slovakia, with jail terms between six months and three years, if an amendment to the Criminal Code submitted by four legislators from the Civic Conservative Party (OKS) part of the Most-Híd caucus, is passed by parliament, the TASR newswire reported.

“The point is to ensure that no one will get away with denying all sorts of atrocities committed by the communist and fascist regimes,” OKS head Peter Zajac said, as quoted by TASR. “The more time goes by, the stronger the tendency not only to forget but also to trivialise the terrible things that happened under fascism and communism.”

The initiative has garnered support from a number of MPs from the governing coalition as well as Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská.

“We cannot only pick out good things from the past,” Zajac said. “We have to process the evil things within ourselves, as this is the only way of making sure they don't occur again.”

Parliament is due to debate the proposal this week. A similar amendment had been passed by the parliament in 2002 but then-President Rudolf Schuster vetoed it and parliament failed to re-pass the bill.

Source: TASR

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