Marine Le Pen loses EU parliamentary immunity over gruesome tweets

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Marine Le Pen loses EU parliamentary immunity over gruesome tweets


Members of the European parliament’s legal affairs committee voted “overwhelmingly" to lift the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, after a request from the prosecutor of Nanterre in west Paris.

French prosecutors opened an investigation in December 2015 into the graphic series of tweets by the National Front (FN) leader, which included a photo of the decapitated body of US reporter James Foley.

Their decision must now be backed by the whole parliament...


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