BERN, Switzerland (News.am)–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.