Marine Le Pen Faces Three Years in Prison for Anti-ISIS Tweets

Marine Le Pen officially charged over 2015 Daesh tweets

Paris: Marine Le Pen, the French far-Right leader, has been charged over posting graphic images of atrocities by Islamic State jihadists on Twitter, including a photograph of the decapitated body of an American reporter.

The day before she tweeted the images of ISIS executions, Le Pen was acquitted on charges of inciting hatred after comments she made in 2010, when she compared Muslim public prayers to a Nazi occupation.

The IS Tweets forwarded by Le Pen show graphic executions by the terror organisation, including the beheading of United States journalist James Foley and two other brutal killings.

Ms Le Pen tweeted the decapitation photo under the caption "This is Daesh" along with another of a man on fire in a cage, and a victim being crushed by a tank.

Le Pen was a presidential candidate in France's election a year ago, but lost to Emmanuel Macron.

Le Pen, who disputed the presidential election last year, but lost to President Emmanuel Macron, faces a maximum three-year jail term and a Dollars 90,000 fine, if convicted, France 24 Television said.

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Le Pen had refused to attend a police interview over the investigation by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre, citing her status as an MEP.

"I am being charged for having condemned the horrors of Daesh", Ms Le Pen told AFP.

Ms Le Pen later deleted the picture of Mr Foley after a request from his family, saying she had been unaware of his identity.

"This only shows French citizens what the EU is, what the European Parliament is and that it's all part of the system that wants to stop the French people's candidate that I am", the anti-EU Le Pen said in response to the move.

The founder and former leader of France's far-right Front National has said plans to change its name amount to political suicide. She had denounced an earlier stage of the investigation as "political interference".

Party stalwarts have rallied around Le Pen on social media.

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