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Jean-Marie Le Pen prosecuted for hate speech

Jean-Marie Le Pen prosecuted for hate speech

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The French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen is being prosecuted for his anti-semitic statements that he made in 2014 in a video on the site of the nationalist party National Front. The French TO accuse Le Pen of inciting racial hatred.

In the video, who later by his daughter and current FN leader Marine Le Pen was removed, he pulled out to multiple critics, including the Jewish-French singer Patrick Bruel. In addition he referred to the extermination camps during the Second world War. “We will the next time a oven build for him,” said Le Pen.

Le Pen and his lawyer deny that his statements liable to incite racial hatred, reports the French BFMTV. The lawyer of the 88-year-old founder of the National Front proposes that words are deliberately twisted to make a “meaning that they have not”.

Le Pen came through his statements more often discredited within his party. This meant that he in 2015 by his own daughter from the directors of the National Front was set. The politician sits still for the party in the European Parliament.

The Parliament voted last year for the abolition of Le Pin immunity. The abolition of its inviolability was necessary to prosecute him for his statements in the video.

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