[JURIST] The Constitutional Council of the French Republic [official website, in French] on Tuesday ruled [judgment, in French] that a French law [materials, in French] making it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered a genocide by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is unconstitutional. Ultimately, the Council found [AFP report] that the law's provisions allowing the imposition of a ?45,000 fine, a one-year prison sentence, or both, on those who deny the genocide violates various free speech safeguards within France's...

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