French parliament passes bill criminalizing Armenian Genocide denial

criminalizing Armenian Genocide denialDecember 22, 2011 | 16:24

France’s National Assembly passed on Thursday the bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide denial.

The bill introduced by MP Valerie Boyer supposes a year in jail or 45,000 euro punishment for those who will challenge or extremely minimize the fact of the 1915 Armenian Genocide officially recognized by France on January 29, 2001.

The bill will be submitted for French Senate’s confirmation.


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