June 30 2012

Another Bill from Boyer

Friday, 29 June 2012 23:52

French MP Valerie Boyer is reportedly drafting another bill
criminalizing denial of the so called Armenian genocide. According to
Turkish Cihan news agency, she promised that the new bill will be in
line with all constitutional demands.

On January 23, the French Senate passed the bill making it a crime to
deny the so called Armenian genocide. The bill envisaged imposing a
45,000 euro fine and a year in prison for anyone in France who denies
this event.

Later, the French Constitutional Council ruled that the bill as
anti-constitutional. In a statement the Council said the document
represented an `unconstitutional breach of the practice of freedom of
expression and communication.'


From: A. Papazian