Denial of “Armenian genocide” not to be considered crime in Sweden
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6
A court in Sweden made a decision under which the denial of the so-called Armenian genocide will not be considered a crime, the Armenian media reported citing the Arach newspaper.
The decision was made in response to a complaint from various circles against the Turkish organizations and newspapers.
The final decision by the Swedish judge says that despite the fact that Sweden's parliament recognized the so-called genocide against Armenians, its denial is not a crime, and fits into the framework of freedom of press and opinion.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that Turkey's predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, allegedly carried out "genocide" against the Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Turkey in turn has always denied "the genocide" took place.
While strengthening the efforts to promote the so-called "genocide" in the world, Armenians have achieved its recognition by the parliaments of some countries.
Although Turkey has repeatedly proposed to create an independent commission to investigate the events of 1915, Armenia continues to reject this proposal.