CHP submits draft to recognize genocide in Algeria and Rwanda by the French
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Sinan Aygün submitted a draft law today to recognize the alleged genocide committed by France in Algeria and Rwanda.
The draft law criminalizes the denial of the alleged genocide committed by France against Algerian and Rwandan people and would be punishable with two years in prison and be subject to a 90,000-euro fine.
The law says France massacred 1.5 million people in Algeria between 1950 and 1958 and 800,000 people in Rwanda during the civil war in 1994.
"It is an undeniable fact that the French committed genocide in Algeria and Rwanda. Those rejecting the reality of the genocide in Algeria and Rwanda will be punished," the draft law read.
The draft law on genocide in Algeria and Rwanda has come during a week in which the French parliament is expected to vote on a motion criminalizing denials of the 1915 events as genocide.