The request for the lifting of the parliamentary immunity filed by the Prosecutor of Nanterre, as Le Pen is accused of “distributing images of acts of violence.”
European deputies at the European Parliament’s plenary session today, March 2, deprived of the parliamentary immunity of the leader of the French party “national front” marine Le Pen.
Earlier this week the European Parliament Committee on legal Affairs adopted a decision on the immunity of Le Pen. This decision must be approved at a plenary session.
The request for the lifting of the parliamentary immunity filed by the Prosecutor of Nanterre. Le Pen is accused of “distributing images of acts of violence.” France opened the investigation after the December 2015 Le Pen distributed through Twitter photos of the murder of several hostages held by militants of the “Islamic state”.
For publishing “images that contain violence” under certain circumstances, punishable by three years imprisonment and a fine of 75 thousand euros.
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