France’s Newsring Poll: Is Armenian Genocide bill necessary?

France’s Newsring Poll: Is Armenian Genocide bill necessary?

PanARMENIAN.Net - A poll conducted on Newsring French news agency website measured French society’s attitude to a possible adoption of a bill criminalizing Armenian Genocide denial.

Current results of the poll show 87000 (60%) to favor the law, while 60000 (40%) are opposed to the bill.

On January 23, the French Senate passed the bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide. The bill envisaged imposing a 45,000 euro fine and a year in prison for anyone in France who denies this crime against humanity committed by the Ottoman Empire.

Later, the French Constitutional Council ruled that a bill adopted by the French Senate making it a crime to deny the Armenian Genocide was anti-constitutional.

In July, French President Francois Hollande confirmed plans for a new law criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide with representatives of the Armenian community.

 Top stories
“Shaikh Zayed gave us land to build our churches and Shaikh Khalifa has continued to help us,” Father Mesrob, the church priest, said.
No losses on Armenian side were reported, with return fire on Armenian side leaving several dead on Azeri side.
Former police chief Ali Fuat Yılmazer said he cannot be held responsible for the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
The document was adopted unanimously both by the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, with the approval of the Foreign Ministry.
Partner news