French Parliament Approves Genocide Bill


French UMP right wing ruling party deputy for the Bas-Rhin region... News PhotoArmenian Genocide,Bas-Rhin,Debate,Domination,France,French National Assembly,Genocide,Law,Mass Murder,Paris - France,Political Party,Prison,Speech,Union for a Popular Movement,Vertical,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPFrench UMP right wing ruling party deputy for the Bas-Rhin region Jean-Philippe Maurer delivers a speech during a debate on a bill, which would see anyone in France who publicly denies the 1915 Armenian genocide face a year in jail and a fine of 45,000 euros ($58,000), at the French National Assembly on December 22, 2011 in Paris. The vote, by a show of hands, saw the bill approved by a large majority of the about 50 deputies present in the National Assembly, with about a half-dozen voting against. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)