“Dogu Perincek’s case has strained Swiss-Turkish relations.” Laws like this are silly, but denial of the Armenian genocide is a Turkish pathology that needs to be confronted. From the BBC, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A Swiss court has convicted a Turkish politician of racial discrimination for denying that mass killings of Armenians in Turkey in 1915 amounted to genocide.
Nationalist leader Dogu Perincek, 65, was on trial for remarks he made in a public speech in Lausanne in 2005.
He was given a suspended sentence and fined $2,450 (Â£1,270).
The Swiss parliament, along with more than a dozen countries, has labelled the killings as genocide. Turkey firmly rejects the genocide allegation.
Perincek, the head of the Turkish Workers’ Party, had denied the charges.
“I have not denied genocide because there was no genocide,” he told the court earlier this week.