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“The Polish version of those cartoons?”

In 2003, part of an installation by a Polish artist had “a photograph of a fragment of a naked male body, including the genitalia” projected on a cross. The gallery that exhibited the artwork was forced to close down; the artist was tried and sentenced to six months of community service. The Beatroot writes on “Section 196 of the Penal Code, which prohibits ‘offending religious sentiment'” and on the impact that the Christian-nationalist League of Polish Families has on Polish politics.

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