Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Surprisingly, the state prosecutor recommended that she be acquitted.
"In denouncing these prayers in the public space, attributable not to the Muslim community, but to a minority, she has only exercised her freedom of expression," judged the public prosecutor, Bernard Reynaud, who asked for her acquittal. 
The magistrate recognised that the remarks uttered by Marine Le Pen could be "shocking" but judged that they "were part of freedom of expression". "It's an opinion, and there is no crime of opinion. Verbal violence forms a daily part of life for politicians, even if we might deplore that," he added. "You cannot convict Marine Le Pen."


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