Switzerland court convicts Turkish politician for denying Armenian genocide Mike Rosen-Molina at 5:35 PM ET
[JURIST] A Swiss court Friday convicted Turkish Workers Party [party website] leader Dogu Perincek [personal website] for denying that the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians [ANI backgrounder] during World War I constituted genocide [JURIST news archive]. The Swiss canton of Vaud [official website], where Perincek made the denial in a 2005 speech, passed a law in 2003 criminalizing the denial of genocide as racial discrimination. Perincek has denied the charges, saying that he could not deny the genocide since there was no genocide to deny.
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