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Monday, 13 September 2010
Hate speech: Noam Chomsky signs petition against Gassot law application
Chomsky is not a supporter by any means of genocide denial, the
crime in question under the loi Gassot
of 1990, but finds laws preventing the challenging of historical truth offensive. Contrast this with the use of
genocide-denial laws in Rwanda to silence
opposition to the presidency in the recent elections. Can genocide denial speech be prevented by imprisonment in a free society?
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