It was in Strasbourg that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) must reconsider Wednesday at the request of the case between Bern Switzerland Dogu Perinçek.
Chairman of the extreme Left Party, he denied the existence of the Armenian genocide at conferences in Switzerland in 2005.
The decision of the Court ultimately fall to an unspecified date.
Amal Clooney and George Robertson
Judged by the Vaud justice in 2007 for racial discrimination after describing the Armenian Genocide “international lie”, he was sentenced for violating the anti-racism norm.
In 2013, the ECHR considered that Switzerland had violated the freedom of expression, arguing that a democratic society should be able to discuss sensitive issues, even if it displeases.
9H – Mehmet Cengiz, Turkish, speaking, representing Perincek. #DenialvsJustice
“Perincek did not deny the tragic events of 1915. He said they are not a #Genocide”
Mehmet Cengiz “Perincek is against racism, xenophobia and intolerance! It can not be accused of racism “…
“Mr Perinçek made the same speech [denying the Armenian Genocide] in France and Germany and was not prosecuted,” said his lawyer
“You will not find a racist motive in Mr Perinçek. It is a scientific socialist (sic.), Who fought against racism tjrs.
#Perincek: Welcomes the decision. He is here to defend European values, freedom!
Perinçek “Scientifiquemt the events of 1915 were not genocide. We brought 90 kg of documents to the Swiss courts. “
#Perincek #DenialvsJustice ‘It was a mutual killing; I sympathize with the Armenians, Armenians and I recognize their contribution to culture “
Turks and Muslims in Europe are oppressed. Armenians are oppressed, as well!
“The events of 1915 are used to despise the Turks,” said the Turkish politician Dogu Perinçek
Prof. Christian Laurent Pech, spoke to #Perincek. The Court is not here to qualify #Genocide events.
PECH: “Our client (#Perincek) has never denied the murders and massacres”
“Never denied the events of 1915” #DenialvsJustice
CHEP “states can punish countries for their past”
“Community law does not have to suppress freedom of expression” Perincek made a historic speech “
“The speech (on the Armenian genocide of Perinçek) was historical, legal and political” and not hate speech
“The search for truth integral to freedom of expression,” said Perinçek lawyer. This is a major issue in the case
Mr. Frank Schürmann for the Swiss government.
“Crimes against humanity are the most vicious form of racial annihilation”
“International lie” can not be restricted in legal terms only. #DenialvsJustice
“This law fights crimes against humanity and genocide”
“The #Perincek applicant has not provided any scientific or legal contribution. He mentioned that he will never change his mind “#DenialvsJustice
Frank Schurmann: #Perincek accused the Armenians of falsification of history, the Armenians killed the Turks “#DenialvsJustice
“International lie” is a group in Turkey, rather than scientifically “#Perincek #DenialvsJustice
Schurman reveals the intervention of Turkish groups of human rights before the Court. #Perincek Is associated with Talaat Pasha Committee.
#Perincek Applicant’s motives are racist and nationalist
Faced with Perinçek Switzerland explains that condemn the denial of the Armenian genocide is in the fight against hate speech.
Perinçek “jms repeated that he would change his mind [Armenian Genocide] although independent commission established by” recalls Switzerland
Professor Daniel Thürer for Switzerland speaks.
Prof. Stefan Talmon representing Turkey, speaks
Talmon: not to interfere and limit freedom of expression
Talmon “#Perincek did not deny the Armenian massacres. He challenged Swiss law
Perinçek “does not question the existence of massacres and déportat ° s Armenian Genocide in 1915 but their qualification”
#Perincek Made no racist discrimination against Armenians.
Talmon: #Perincek loves and recognizes the Armenians! #DenialvsJustice
Talmon: what #Perincek done with Talaat Pasha is irrelevant in this Court!
Talmon: Nier #ArmenianGenocide is different from denying #Holocaust
he Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan takes #DenialvsJustice word
“How can a Human Rights Court can consider massacres and death marches as” not controversial definition “?”
“The Armenian nation has ever asked the #CEDH to judge his suffering but condemn those who deny”
Geoffrey Robertson speaks for Armenia
Robertson JA: We must live freely without discrimination and hatred.
Robertson: Talaat Pasha, the Turkish Hitler
Perincek is a professional denial
Perinçek “went to Switzerland only to be condemned. This is the holocaust denial tourism “
#Perincek Is not a politician
Only Turkey has decided that the # ArmenianGenocide is not genocide
11h: End of interventions.
Amal Alamuddin Clooney calls for Armenia
Armenia does not claim to be against freedom of expression, nor Turkey is fighting for freedom of expression
Clooney: Turkey violates freedom of expression, human rights are dismal!
Amal Clooney recalls that Turkey condemned 224 times by the ECHR for violations of freedom of expression. End of argument.
The Amal Clooney argument centered on “the evidence of the Armenian Genocide,” evokes images of beheadings.
End of interventions. Judges are their questions to countries Armenia, Switzerland and Turkey.
Amal Clooney says the Turkish mentality about the murder of Hrant Dink.
Perinçek defended Talaat Pasha, but do not deny the massacre of the Armenians, but this is not genocide .. He repeated that genocide is “an international lie.”
Perinçek to ECHR: “Talaat Pasha is a hero of freedom”.
The President of the Court interrupted twice Perinçek.
Hearing closed at 11:50. The verdict will be announced at a later date, between 6 and 8 months.
Jean Eckian © armenews.com