FRENCH SOCIALISTS TO INTRODUCE BILL AGAINST DENIAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Yerkir
30.03.2006 16:38

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - The Socialist faction of the French Parliament
took a decision on March 29 to introduce a bill in the Parliament
against the denial of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Revolutionary
Federation's Western Europe Central Committee has issued a statement
welcoming the decision that is the result of many petitions sent by
the ARF to the Socialist Party leader Francois Holland.

"This is the second time that the Socialist faction is using the
Parliament for the benefit of Armenians," the statement says. "After
May 29, 1998, which was dedicated to the Armenian Genocide law,
the Socialist Party could use May 18, 2006 to pass a law that would
outlaw the denial of the Armenian Genocide."

If passed, the law will make it a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide
and the deniers would be automatically convicted.