French parliament unanimously adopted bill to criminalise the denial of Armenian Genocide
A bill to criminalise the denial of Armenian Genocide has been adopted in French Parliament unanimously today, on July 1.
The National Assembly unanimously passed the bill with amendments, called “Equality and citizenship”, which provided that all crimes against the humankind, including the Armenian Genocide, shall not be publicly denied or grossly minimized, otherwise criminal punishment will follow, according to Le Figaro.
The new amendment to the law entails that the denial of the Armenian Genocide, or of other crimes against humanity shall be punished with a fine of 45.000 euros and one year of imprisonment.
According to the Le Figaro, this has also been one of the pillars of the election campaign of incumbent French President Francois Hollande.