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Anyone who does not recognize the fact of occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union In Latvia would be fined

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Date: 2014-05-15 14:25:38
Place: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 1:21

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Latvian Parlament adopted amendments to the legislation criminalizing the glorification, denial, justification or even doubt in the Soviet and Nazi occupation. The amendments foresees the responsibility for denial of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity. A punishment of imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, as well as fines and forced labor for it are prescribed . Parlament calls the Soviet occupation a period from 1940, when Latvia became part of the USSR until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. In June of the last year, the Parlament passed a bill banning the use of Soviet and Nazi symbols. Thus, the demonstration of the flag, emblem and anthem of the Soviet Union and Nazi symbols in Germany was forbidden even in commemorative events. In such case veterans and their breast decals were not included in interdiction.


Imants Paradnieks
member of the Latvian Parliament
00:52-01:11(lv) I think those who understand the sore spots of our history, this law will not afford any problems. For those who have the brains in powder of propaganda this is the ability to purify moraly and begin to think correctly. "
01:11-01:21(lv) This law should have been taken long ago. There are people who still with impunity mock on tragic events, happened with our people, they should be punished.

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