Swiss Minister wants to reverse law criminalizing genocide deniers
the country's Jewish communities.
Blocher claims that freedom of expression is more important than protecting the sensibilities of minority groups, NZZ wrote.
Blocher just returned from a trip to Turkey where a public discussion of the Armenian genocide is de facto punishable by a court of law.
Upon his return home, Blocher said that he believes that Swiss laws needs to be a beacon for other nations.
As far as the minister is concerned, a ban on free speech in Turkey has made an effective public discussion of the Armenian genocide and Kurdish issues there impossible. In effect, he claims that widening the possibilities for freedom of speech in Switzerland might entice other countries to do the same.
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