New draft law criminalizing denial of Armenian Genocide in French Pa

New draft law criminalizing denial of Armenian Genocide presented in
French Parliament

19:02, 28 December, 2012

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS: Valérie Boyer representative of
Bouches-du-Rhône department and member of the Union for a Popular
Movement has presented to French Parliament a new draft law on
criminalizing the denial of Armenian Genocide. As reports Armenpress
referring to `Azatutyun’ radio station, the draft law which was noted
by French National Assembly presidency on December 19, suggests
corresponding amendments to the 1881 Law on Freedom of the Press, thus
establishing legal basis of struggle against the fact of racism and
Armenian Genocide.

Valérie Boyer’s draft low was accepted by two chambers of French
Parliaments last year therefore then was declared unconstitutional by
the Constitutional Council. The new draft also offers a one-year
imprisonment or a fine of 45 thousand euros for crimes against
humanity, including genocide denial.

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