Marine Le Pen indicted for "dissemination of violent images" of Daesh on Twitter

Marine Le Pen indicted for "dissemination of violent images" of Daesh on Twitter

In 2015, Marine Le Pen, published violent images of Daesh on Twitter. At the time, this episode was controversial but the president of the National Front was not the subject of any lawsuit. Today, March 2, 2018, Marine Le Pen is indicted for "dissemination of violent images" on the social network. In 2015, while the whole of France was traumatized by the jihadist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis, Marine Le Pen posted photos of Daesh abuses on his Twitter account. At the time, the president of the National Front responded to comments made by journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin on BFM TV, a journalist she accused of having "drawn a parallel" between the Islamic State and the FN.
On these images, we discovered three violent scenes of IS victims with the caption "Daesh it's that! ". Shock photos where corpses were visible created a lively controversy at the time. However, the president of the National Front had not been the subject of any legal proceedings thanks to her parliamentary immunity. Today, Marine Le Pen has lost all immunities.
"I am under investigation for denouncing the horror of Daesh"
Deprived of her immunities, Marine Le Pen is thus in the eye of the cyclone. Thus, the floor of Nanterre has indicted the president of the FN for "dissemination of violent images," says AFP. Justice is based on article 227-24 of the Penal Code, which punishes the dissemination of "a message of a violent character, inciting terrorism, pornographic or likely to seriously undermine human dignity" when this message is "Likely to be seen or perceived by a minor". This offense is punishable by 3 years in prison and 75,000 euros fine. Marine Le Pen immediately reacted to this indictment: I am indicted for denouncing the horror of Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS, editor's note). In other countries it would be worth a medal. Political persecution no longer even has the limit of decency.
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux also reacted to Marine Le Pen's comments at Cnews:
That someone who has been a candidate in the presidential election questions the independence of the judiciary, while the President of the Republic is the guarantor of this independence, asks me.

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