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MEPs Lift Jean-Marie Le Pen Parliamentary Immunity

Former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen could face trial after his fellow MEPs lifted on October 25 his immunity from prosecution. The move follows a request from French prosecutors, who are building a case...

by Nina Kesar

Former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen could face trial after his fellow MEPs lifted on October 25 his immunity from prosecution. The move follows a request from French prosecutors, who are building a case against Le Pen for inciting racial hatred. MEPs found that the alleged offenses of the National Front’s founder and former president were not linked to his parliamentary activities, nor was the case against him made with the aim of preventing him from sitting in the institution. Le Pen is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks about Jewish singer Patrick Bruel in 2014.

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