Marine Le Pen acquitted for the tweet against Isis

The court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre ruled that former presidential candidate and political leader of the RN Marine Le Pen did not break hate speech laws by posting gruesome images of Islamic atrocities on Twitter, acquitting her with full formula.

The allegations came from a tweet in late 2015. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, in which Islamists killed 130 people, Le Pen published three images of atrocities committed by the terrorist militias of the so-called "Islamic State" (IS).

These included an image showing the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley, which Le Pen had published as an example of the ferocity of Islamic terrorists.

"Daesh is this!" Le Pen wrote in a caption, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

What was Marine Le Pen accused of? She was accused of an article in the French penal code that prohibits the dissemination of violent messages that could seriously damage human dignity. His party colleague Gilbert Collard also faced the same accusation.

Prosecutors had asked for a fine of € 5,000 much less than the maximum penalty of € 75,000 or three years in prison. The court acquitted both Le Pen and Collard, citing the right to freedom of expression and then hearing the defense panel's observations.

The court said it recognized Le Pen's intention to inform by sharing images, adding that sharing his actions could rightly contribute to public debate without normalizing the violence.

This acquittal put an end to a succession that went beyond the wall of ridicule in which she, who condemned terrorism, ended up on trial. Now his race against Macron for the next presidential elections is downhill.


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