FRENCH MAYOR CONDEMNS SARKOZY FOR HIS DOUBLE GAME ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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Feb 3 2011
Armenia

Philippe Kaltenbach, Mayor of the French town of Clamart, condemned
double game of president Nicolas Sarkozy regarding a bill making it
a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide.

Kaltenbach stated changes in position of a top official regarding such
serious issue is unacceptable, writes Nouvelles d`Arménie, France-based
Armenian newspaper of. Sarkozy broke his campaign pledge, he added.

According to him, the Senate should immediately consider the text
of the document. ~SWe can~Rt cope with the situation when people can
deny existence of such barbaric crime being unpunished. This genocide,
along with all those which blooded history of 20th century, should
not be denied with impunity,~T he said.

On October 12, 2006, the French National Assembly adopted, in its
first reading, the draft law aimed punishing the denial of the Armenian
Genocide. The bill should be considered by the Senate.

A WikiLeaks-published document revealed that president Nicolas Sarkozy,
one month after having promised to the CCAF (Co-ordination Council
of Armenian Organisations of France) to support the law penalizing
denial of Armenian Genocide retracted on May 27, 2007, after being
elected a president. Moreover, French leader promised Ankara that
this law will die in the Senate.




From: A. Papazian