ATHENS — The Greek parliament has passed a bill on criminalizing the denial of the genocide today. The members of parliament voted 54 to 42 for the bill, with 3 abstained. With adoption of the bill Greece becomes the third European country after Switzerland and Slovakia that will criminalize the Armenian Genocide denial.

The amended version of the bill entitled “Fight against Xenophobia” envisages bringing to criminal account for denial of the genocides of not only Jews, but also Armenians and Pontus Greeks. The bill provides large monetary fines and imprisonment for the people, who will publicly humiliate and deny the genocides and the crimes committed against humanity recognized by the Greek Parliament and international courts.

1 comment
  1. You have written “With adoption of the bill Greece becomes the third European Union member state after Switzerland and Slovakia”… Switzerland is NOT an EU member country.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Hrant Dink Case: Indictment Against Public Officials Sent to Court

ISTANBUL (Agos) — The indictment against public officials that was prepared as…

Turkish Intellectuals Who Have Recognized The Armenian Genocide: Ayse Gunaysu

By Hambersom Aghbashian Ayse Gunaysu is a Turkish Human rights advocate, feminist…

Ex-U.S. Congressman Quits Azerbaijani Lobby Group, Citing Nonpayment

WASHINGTON, DC (RFE/RL) — A former U.S. congressman has resigned as chairman…

Georgia and Gazprom Agree on New Deal for Gas Transit to Armenia

TBILISI — The government of Georgia has agreed to sign a two-year…