French Senate passes bill criminalizing Armenian Genocide denial
On October 14, the French Senate voted 156 to 146 to pass a bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, armedia.am reports. Talking to Armenpress news agency, Co-Chairman of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France Murad Papazian confirmed the information. This is a really serious achievement, we have carried out huge works. Let’s remember that Turks have carried out a serious lobby, but the Senate voted in favour of the option of the bill that has been discussed in the National Assembly in summer. It means that the French Parliament completely adopted the bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide denial,” he said.