Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 27 /Trend A.Badalova/
Victims of illegally occupied Azerbaijan's territories will seek the recognition and compensation in front of the French Courts, member of the Senate Commission for International Affairs Nathalie Goulet believes.
"If the bill to criminalize the denial of the so-called "Armenian Genocide" ("-"editor's note) passes through the French Supreme Court, I know where victims of the Armenian barbarism in Azerbaijan's illegally occupied territories will seek recognition and compensation: in front of the French courts," Goulet told Trend on Tuesday.
She stressed that nothing justifies the Armenian aggression.
Earlier this month French parliament adopted a bill criminalizing denial of the "Armenian Genocide". The National Assembly voted for the bill. The bill envisages about one year imprisonment and a fine worth 45,000 euros for denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide".
Some 45 out of 577 French MPs participated in the voting, 38 of which voted for, while 7 voted against the adoption of the bill.
Commenting the recent statement of French MP and former minister Patrick Devedjian that Turkey is a state, which is a danger for the entire world, Goulet said that these words are outrageous.
"It is unacceptable for former French Minister to say these words with respect to a country which is a great player in international diplomacy and with whom we have diplomatic relations," Goulet said.
Goulet said that in this case we can also call Armenia as a danger country.
"The country continues illegal occupation of Azerbaijani territories for 20 years and it is guilty of bloody massacre in Khojali," Goulet said.
Armenian armed forces with the help of the 366th motor-rifling regiment occupied Azerbaijan's Khojaly city and committed genocide, killing hundreds of innocent people because of their ethnic background on February 26, 1992. As a result, 613 people were savagely killed, 487 were injured, and 1,275 people were taken into hostage. The fates of many of them are still unknown. After the 366th motor-rifling regiment's withdrawal from Khankendi, a major part of the military equipment owned by this military unit was transferred to the Armenian separatists.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno- Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions
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