Three Turks Sentenced in Switzerland for Denying Armenian Genocide

BERN, Switzerland (–A Swiss court has ruled against three Turkish-born residents for denial of the Armenian Genocide in a case filed by the Chairman of the Switzerland-Armenia Union, Sargis Shahinyan.

Denial of the Armenian Genocide is illegal under Swiss law.

Ali Mercan and two others were found guilty of violating the Swiss Law on Preventing Racism and are obliged to pay 30 thousand Swiss francs and are facing 150 days imprisonment.

The defendants appealed the verdict, but the Swiss Federal Court reiterated the legitimacy of the ruling.

Mercan has said the defendants will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.


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  1. vartan said:

    A country that is very smart if the United states was as smart as the swiss the deficit would be gone over night. Charge every ignorant denialist with $10,000 and puff there goes the deficit…….

    • Kenneth T. Tellis said:

      There never has been any doubt about the Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey, and the Turks have been in denial of their viscious murder of 2-million Armenians of that Genocide of 1915 -1921. Let the Turks and their Israeli alles that Turkey must pay the same kind of reparations as Israel lreceived from Germany for the Holocaust.
      Turkey must bre judged the same as Germany and pay reparations NOW! The cry of the Armenian people must be heard and action taken immediately.

  2. Nairian said:

    That’s good that the Swiss government aligning themselves with the French government are doing the right thing! Isn’t it high time that the American government also does the right thing and calls the Armenian Genocide, a Genocide?

    • Arthur said:

      Thats the worst part that anyone can publicly deny the Armenian Genocide and not get punished and we don’t have a law condemning denial in our own country.

    • Jay said:

      Sorry,Nairian, but Armenia does not have Oil fields.Here in the good ‘Ol USA, the OIL talks and BS walks.