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Letter: Experts Worry that “Decommunization” Laws Curtail Free Speech

Editor’s note:It’s unfortunate that in a time of critical issues that legislation that disenfranchises so many looks like it’s going to become law.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expected to sign four laws on “decommunization,” recently passed by Ukraine’s parliament, which enact an official version of the nation’s 20th century history. The laws ban Nazi and Communist symbols and the “public denial of the criminal nature of the Communist totalitarian regime 1917–1991,” open former KGB archives, replace the Soviet term “Great Patriotic War” with Second World War, and provide public recognition to anyone who fought for Ukrainian independence in the 20th …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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