French government protests law that punishes persons for denying so-called “Armenian genocide”

French government protests law that punishes persons for denying so-called “Armenian genocide”
# 03 December 2008 13:48 (UTC +04:00)
Paris–APA. French government for the first time protested the law that punishes persons for denying so-called “Armenian genocide” at the Senate. Responding the socialist lawmaker Rene Roger’s question on this issue, Secretary of State for the interior and local authorities Alain Marleix said the government did not intend to bring this law approved by the lower chamber of the parliament to the Senate’s agenda. The minister said the parliament shouldn’t interfere in the work of historians and if the law was adopted it would cause serious protest from Turkey.
Lower chamber of the French parliament approved the law for punishment of persons denying the so-called “Armenian genocide” on October 12, 2006 proposed by the Socialist party. According to the law the person denying the so-called genocide can be sentenced for a year of imprisonment or 45 thousand euro fine.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED