Latvian Parliament’s New “Double Genocide” Law:



Up to Five Years Imprisonment for Those Who Disagree with Double Genocide

Further Diminution of Democracy in the Eastern EU

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Surpasses Lithuanian law (up to two years imprisonment) and Hungary’s version (up to three years)

QUESTION: Will the Latvian government punish itself for enabling marches in the center of Riga glorifying the Waffen SS whose members swore an oath to Adolf Hitler, and whose support for the Third Reich delayed the liberation of Auschwitz and other camps?

RELATED: Defending History report on Lithuania’s 2010 law. Essays by: Leonidas DonskisMilan Chersonski. Section on Democracy in the Eastern EU.

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