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France decriminalizes Armenian genocide denial as constitutional council emphasizes freedom of expression

The French Constitutional Council has ruled late Thursday that the criminalization of denying the Armenian genocide is an “unnecessary and disproportionate attack against freedom of speech” and rescinded the ruling which formerly labeled the denial as a “hate crime.”

Armenian Genocide - Daily SabahAccording to the council, “This ruling causes uncertainty regarding expressions and comments on historical matters.

Thereby, this ruling is an…

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