The leader of the French far-right marine Le Pen, the Chairman of the party «national front», charged with publishing in social networks of photos depicting the brutal crimes of the terrorist group «Islamic state».
About it reports on Thursday, March 1, the website of the TV channel France24, citing the Prosecutor’s office.
This verdict the judge of Nanterre, the administrative center of the Hauts-de-Seine, was preceded by a decision taken in November last year the decision of the National Assembly, deprived of Le Pen’s parliamentary immunity. She is charged with the publication of «materials that incite terrorism and degrading human dignity.» The maximum punishment under this article – imprisonment for the term up to three years and a fine of 75.000 Euro.
On one of the images in question depicted beheaded by terrorists of ISIS journalist James Foley, the other tank runs into a man in an orange robe, and the third man in the cage in flames. Signature made by Le Pen, said: «This is the «Islamic state».
This publication provoked a storm of indignation in social networks and the family of Foley, and Le Pen has removed the photos, saying she didn’t know who belongs to the headless corpse.
On his page on the social network Twitter, Le Pen commented on the decision to file her charges in the following way: «Better to be a jihadist who returned from Syria than a parliamentarian condemning the atrocities of ISIS: a risk to go to court is much less».
Note that in June last year, French prosecutors announced a formal investigation against the leader of the party «national front», which is also charged with abusing the public trust.
The charges relate to the payment of the assistants Le Pen from means of the European Parliament. According to the preliminary investigation, we are talking about millions of euros.
Le Pen has repeatedly tried to interrogate French investigators, however, she was refused meetings, citing parliamentary immunity, and promising to answer all the questions after the completion of the election campaign in France.