European Parliament committee votes to lift Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution
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European Parliament committee votes to lift Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution
European Parliament committee votes to lift Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution over Isis images

Requires second vote to confirm which could come this week

European Union legislators have “overwhelmingly” voted to lift the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Isis violence.

Ms Le Pen, a member of the European parliament, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Isis executions on Twitter in 2015, including the beheading of the United States journalist James Foley.

Responding to a request from the French judiciary, the EU MEPs in the legal affairs committee voted to lift her immunity, EU officials said. The committee's decision will have to be backed by the whole parliament in a second vote, possibly this week. (...)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...04506.html

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2017 Mar 02 18:35
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