FRENCH ARMENIANS URGE SENATE TO PASS LAW PENALIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DENIAL

PanARMENIAN.Net
02.10.2008 14:58 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Armenian community of France gathered yesterday
in front of the French Senate to require that the socialist bill,
providing for one-year imprisonment and 45,000 euros fine for the
denial of Armenian genocide adopted by National Assembly on October
12, 2006, be approved by senators as soon as possible, independent
French journalist Jean Eckian told PanARMENIAN.Net.

The action participants claimed that civil security and public order
is jeopardized because the law on France's official recognition of
the Armenian Genocide (adopted in January 2001) is not observed.

The Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF)
also called on the Senate to put the issue on the agenda.

Some 10,000 people are supposed to gather for another action due on
November 22.