French Senate to Discuss Armenian Genocide Criminalization in September


french_national_flagPARIS (PanARMENIAN.Net) — The French Senate will discuss the bill to outlaw the denial of the Armenian Genocide in September, Armenia’s public TV reports.

The French National Assembly on July 1 voted unanimously to penalize denial or trivialization of all crimes against humanity, including the Armenian Genocide.

The amendment of a previous law, adopted in the first reading, criminalizes denial with one year imprisonment and a 45,000 euro fine.

The crimes included in the text are genocides, “other crimes against humanity,” “the crime of enslavement and exploitation of an enslaved person” and “war crimes,” according to the voted amendment.