Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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

European Union legislators have “overwhelmingly” voted to lift the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidateMarine 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 ....