MEPs revoke Marine Le Pen's immunity over violent Isis images

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Via Network Front | The Guardian by Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Committee waives protection, paving way for French prosecution of Front National leader after she tweeted pictures of killings

MEPs have voted to lift Marine Le Pen's parliamentary immunity to allow French prosecutors to take legal action against the far-right leader for tweeting gruesome images of killings by Islamic State militants.

Members of the European parliament's legal affairs committee voted on Tuesday by an overwhelming majority to waive Le Pen's immunity, after a request from the prosecutor of Nanterre in west Paris.

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