Daily Archives: Thursday, 1 March, 2012

Sarkozy Asks Government to Prepare New Law on Denial

PARIS, France (A.W.)—French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the government to prepare a new law criminalizing genocide denial. The call came less than an hour after the French Constitutional Council issued a statement announcing its ruling of the Jan. 23 bill—aimed at penalizing the denial of genocides—unconstitutional, arguing that it would curb freedom of speech. […]