Skip to comments.French far-right leader stripped of immunity [possible year in jail for anti-Muslim statements]
Posted on 07/02/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by grundle
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been stripped of her European Parliament immunity and may now face charges of racism over comments she made comparing Muslims praying on streets to Nazi occupation during World War II.
If found guilty of inciting racial hatred, she would face a maximum penalty of one year in prison and $60,000 in fines.
In her speech, made in 2010 in Lyon and broadcast in France, Le Pen said that "more and more burkas" were being seen in France. "After that came prayers in the streets... I'm sorry, but some people are very fond of talking about the Second World War and about the occupation, so let's talk about occupation, because that is what is happening here... There are no tanks, no soldiers, but it is still an occupation, and it weighs on people."
I was wondering about that. If she made the statements when she had immunity, then revoking the immunity later doesn’t change that fact. Unless it can be revoked retroactively ... ex post facto.
I predict it will become like that here......
Pretty normal for a third world country with no Bill of Rights.... you expected something else?
There was nothing wrong with the comment before the jump. Amazing that something like that could be punished by prison time