France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over ISIS tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits the Paris International Agricultural Show in Paris on Feb 28, 2018.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen visits the Paris International Agricultural Show in Paris on Feb 28, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

NANTERRE, FRANCE (AFP) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was charged on Thursday (Mar 1) for posting on Twitter gruesome images of purported atrocities by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist militants, prosecutors said.

The move by a judge in Nanterre, just outside Paris, came after the National Assembly voted in November to strip the National Front president of her parliamentary immunity over the three photos of ISIS violence posted in 2015.