MAJORITY OF THE FACTIONS OF THE FRENCH SENATE STANDS UP FOR THE BILL PENALIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DENIAL

ARMENPRESS
JANUARY 18, 2012
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, JANUARY 18, ARMMENPRESS: The bill penalizing Armenian Genocide
denial has become the subject matter of the meetings of the factions
of the French Senate and political groups, the parliamentary sources
of Nouvelles d'Armenie told Armenpress.

The head of "Union for a Popular Movement" ruling faction has urged
all the senators to make a matter of conscience while voting.

Head of the Socialist faction Francois Rebsamen has stated that nobody
from their faction will vote against the bill.

The center-inclined factions, which have overall 31 votes, will vote
against the bill, according to Natalie Gul.

The Communists have already stated their faction will fully support
the criminalization of denial of genocides.

The French National Assembly adopted the bill penalizing the denial
of the Armenian Genocide December 22, 2011. It will be brought up
for discussion at the Senate January 23.

By the way, the French-Armenians and Turks have planned actions in
front of the Senate for today.




From: A. Papazian