Katyn Massacre should go before international courts, president urges

The 1940 Katyn Massacre of over 20,000 Polish POWs by the Soviets should go before an international tribunal as a case of genocide, Poland's president said in a Sunday address published on social media, according to the first news.

Andrzej Duda said he will demand an international inquiry into the Katyn executions, because genocide does not come under the statute of limitations. He also pointed out that the massacre's perpetrators have never been held to account.

"Genocide does not come under the statute of limitations, so I will be demanding that this (the Katyn Massacre - PAP) is brought before international courts... This crime must finally be put to judgment, and its perpetrators named," Duda said.

"Failure to remember and punish war crimes and crimes against humanity gives their perpetrators a sense of impunity, and encourages followers, who commit similar crimes," Duda added.

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