French MP Valérie Boyer initiates new Genocide bill

French MP Valérie Boyer initiates new Genocide bill

December 28, 2012 – 19:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – French MP Valérie Boyer initiated a new draft law on
criminalizing Armenian Genocide denial.

The bill, dated December 19, stipulates for introduction of amendments
to the 1881 law on freedom of press, setting legal foundation for
countering racism and denial of Genocide.
The bill envisages a 45,000 euro fine and a year in prison for denial
of crimes against humanity, including the Armenian Genocide, Nouvelles
d’Arménie said.

On January 23, the French Senate passed the bill criminalizing the
Armenian Genocide. The bill envisaged imposing a 45,000 euro fine and
a year in prison for anyone in France who denies this crime against
humanity committed by the Ottoman Empire.

Later, the French Constitutional Council ruled that a bill adopted by
the French Senate making it a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide was

In July, French President Francois Hollande confirmed plans for a new
law criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide with representatives
of the Armenian community.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS