French Socialists to Introduce Bill against Denial of Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN (Yerkir/Armenpress)–The Socialist faction of the French Parliament decided to introduce a bill against the denial of the Armenian genocide. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) Western Europe Central Committee issued a statement welcoming the decision–which resulted from petitions sent by the ARF to the Socialist Party leader Francois Holland.

"This is the second time that the Socialist faction is showing its support for Armenia’s," the statement says.

The Socialist Party of France also helped pass a law recognizing the Armenian genocide in May 1998. "The Socialist Party could use May 18–2006 to pass a law that would outlaw the denial of the Armenian genocide," continues the statement

If passed–the law will make it a crime to deny the Armenian genocide and deniers would be convicted.

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