WINTERTHUR - Associated Press
A Swiss court has convicted three Turkish men of racism for denying the Armenian claims of genocide regarding the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians under Ottoman rule during the early 20th century.
State prosecutor Andrej Gnehm said the 58-, 53- and 42-year-old men have been ordered to each pay up to 2,940 euros.The defendants were not identified in the ruling because of privacy laws. Gnehm said the men helped organize an event in Switzerland last year during which Doğu Perinçek, the leader of the Turkish Workers' Party, denied the claims of genocide. A Swiss court convicted him of racism and fined him. None of the defendants received jail sentences.