Head of the far-right Front national party and French MP Marine Le Pen gives a press conference in Calais on November 2, 2017, after she visited the police station. / AFP / DENIS CHARLET
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France's National Assembly on Wednesday lifted the immunity from prosecution of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Daesh (ISIS) atrocities, parliamentary sources said.The decision was taken by a cross-party committee in charge of the internal functioning of the assembly, after a request from the authorities to lift Le Pen's parliamentary immunity over a crime that carries up to three years in prison.French authorities launched an investigation into the incident but could not press charges while Le Pen had protection from prosecution.At the time Le Pen was a member of the European Parliament.
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