ATHENS—The Greek Prime Minister’s New Democracy Party has introduced a bill in the Parliament, which envisions criminal punishment for demonstration of xenophobia and the denial of Genocide and Holocaust, RIA Novosti reported.
The bill proposed applying criminal punishment for the support for or underestimation of the crimes of genocide recognized by the Parliament of Greece, the Holocaust and the Nazi crimes condemned by the international or Greek court. The bill suggests a punishment of up to three years of imprisonment and a fine of 5,000 to 20,000 euros.
The same measures will be applied to those who incite violence and hatred on the racist, religious or ethnic basis, as well as those who participate in xenophobic or racist organizations. Legal entities will be fined 10,000 to 100,000 euros and will be deprived of any public support from one to six months.
The bill has been signed by almost all members of the Party and the Government.