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French court overturns law banning denial of Armenian genocide

February 29, 2012

A French court has ruled that a law making it a criminal offense to deny the Armenian genocide is unconstitutional.

The Constitutional Council ruled that the law, which would have imposed penalties of up to one year in prison for denying the Armenian genocide, interfered with “freedom of expression and communication.”

The court’s decision creates confusion regarding a similar law, already in force in France, which provides the same criminal for denying the Holocaust.


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