Greek Parliament adopts measure criminalizing genocide denial

The Parliament of Greece on Tuesday adopted a bill that criminalizes the denial of the Armenian Genocide and other crimes against humanity, Asbarez reports.

Greece becomes the third European country after Switzerland and Slovakia to adopt such a measure.

The bill known as “Fight against Xenophobia” envisions bringing criminal charges for denial of the genocides of not only Jews, but also Armenians and Pontus Greeks. The bill stipulates heavy fines and imprisonment terms for individuals who publicly deny genocides and other crimes against humanity that are recognized by the Greek Parliament and international courts.

The vote passed by 54 to 42 with three abstentions.

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