EU legislators consider abolishing Le Pen’s immunity over Daesh images

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‘European Union lawmakers will soon decide whether to strip France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the EU Parliament immunity for tweeting graphic images of despicable crimes committed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Le Pen, also a member of the European Parliament (MEP), is currently under investigation in the European country for three graphic pictures of executions by Daesh, which she had posted on her Twitter account in 2015, including the decapitation of US journalist James Foley in August 2014, said an EU official on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

According to the official, EU legislators, in response to a request from the French judiciary, will determine whether Le Pen’s uploaded pictures were appropriate to the role of a European deputy. The lawmakers are expected to vote on the issue later in the day.’

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