FRENCH SOCIALIST MP DRAFTING NEW BILL TO CRIMINALIZE GENOCIDE DENIAL

http://armenianow.com/genocide/39026/armenian_genocide_france_valerie_boyer
Genocide | 28.06.12 | 14:24

Valerie Boyer, a pro-Armenian representative of the French National
Assembly, is said to be drafting a new bill penalizing the denial of
the Armenian Genocide.

According to the Turkish news agency Cihan, the re-elected Socialist
lawmaker has promised to submit to the country's parliament a new
resolution conforming to all constitutional demands.

Boyer's first bill making public denial of the Armenian Genocide in
France punishable with imprisonment and a fine of [email protected],000 (about
$56,000) was approved by the French Senate in January. A group of
parliamentarians opposing the law later applied to the Constitutional
Council asking it to review the document's compatibility with
the country's basic law. The Council eventually declared the law
unconstitutional.