The Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand)
January 2, 2012 Monday


Death threats


Death threats against politicians and "cyberattacks" on Paris by
Turkish nationalists have followed the adoption of a law by France's
national assembly that would make it illegal to deny Turkey's genocide
against Armenia in the early years of the last century. Valerie Boyer,
an MP in President Nicolas Sarkozy's Centre-Right party, is under
police protection after receiving anonymous death threats for
proposing the genocide bill that must be approved by the senate before
becoming law. At the same time, various websites, including Boyer's
and that of the senate, have been blocked by Turkish nationalist
groups.