Marine Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over tweets

Marine Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over tweetsBy Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence. Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley. Le Pen’s immunity shielded her from prosecution.



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