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Lawmakers vote on Thursday on a measure that would make it a crime in France to deny that a mass killings of Armenians in 1915 amounted to a genocide, a measure that could put France on a collision course with Turkey, a strategic ally and trading partner which says the conflict nearly 100 years ago should be left to historians.
France formally recognized the killings as genocide in 2001, but provided no penalty for anyone denying that. The bill sets a punishment of up to one year in prison and a fine of €45,000 ($59,000) for those who deny or “outrageously minimize” the killings by Ot
PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have easily passed a measure that would make it a crime in France to deny that the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 amounted to a genocide. There was no official vote count in the balloting in France's lower house of parliament, where lawmakers simply voted by raising their hands. The measure now goes to the Senate. Lawmakers denounced what they called Turkey's propaganda effort in a bid to sway them.
Originally posted by stopmakingsense
system of a down dude will be pretty happy
denying genocide is not cool.
to say you shouldnt goto jail for it... well i think you should goto jail for saying you shouldnt goto jail for denying it.
how can people get away with genocide?
you know the answer
One of the formidable obstacles in Jewish-Armenian and Israel-Armenia relations is Israel’s attitude towards the Armenian anti-Turkish claims. As expected for the Armenians, Israel is the most important state in convincing the world to the ‘Armenian genocide claims’ and as Asbarez pointed out, for the Armenians, the importance of the recognition of the Armenian political claims by the Jews, and more importantly by Israel, cannot be overstated. Therefore, the Armenian international campaign especially has focused on Israel and the Jews. However Israel has consistently refrained from acknowledging the Armenian claims. Israel even in the recent years officially declared that the 1915 Relocation and the following inter-communal clashes couldn’t be called ‘genocide’ or ‘holocaust’. Government representatives have never participated in the memorial assemblies held by the Armenians every year on 24 April to commemorate the ‘genocide’.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
It doesn't matter if it was a genocide or if it even happened in this context. It's misleading.
This is just a sneaky way to suppress free speech and liberty of opinion, which is a human right.