ENVOY: FRENCH PRESIDENT WILL FULFILL HIS PLEDGE ON GENOCIDE BILL

PanARMENIAN.Net
October 30, 2012 - 18:05 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - French President Francois Hollande will fulfill the
pledge to adopt a bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide denial in
the country, French ambassador toYerevan said.

"I have no doubt that President Hollande will keep his promise,"
Henri Reynaud noted during the meeting with Yerevan State University
(YSU) international relations faculty students.

On January 23, the French Senate passed the bill making it a crime
to deny the Armenian Genocide. The bill envisaged imposing a 45,000
euro fine and a year in prison for anyone in France who denies this
crime against humanity committed by the Ottoman Empire.

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