French senators to appeal to Constitutional Council to repeal "Armenian genocide" law
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.30/ Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
French Senators collected the required number of signatures demanding repeal of a law criminalizing denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide", TRT Haber TV channel reported.
The Senators collected 70 signatures instead of fixed 60 and, thus, today they will appeal to the Constitutional Council.
After an eight-hour debate, the French senate adopted the bill. Some 127 senators voted in favor, while 86 senators voted against it on Jan. 23.
The lower house of the French parliament adopted a bill criminalising the denial of the so-called "genocide" on Dec.22.
The bill demands a year's imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euro for denying the so-called "genocide."
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of the Turkey - Ottoman Empire had committed the 1915 genocide against the Armenians living in Anadolu, and achieved recognition of the "Armenian Genocide" by the parliaments of several countries.