The French court ordered the leader of the National Unity party (former National Front) Marin Le Pen to attend a psychiatric examination in connection with the publication of photographs of the victims of the terrorist group Islamic State (IG, banned in Russia), which the politician posted on his page in Twitter. Le Pen herself announced this on Thursday, publishing a copy of the court agenda in the same social network.
“This is absolutely amazing: this regime starts to really frighten,” the politician commented, adding to the record a scan of the summons ordering him to report to a psychiatrist for examination for sanity. “Because I condemned the horrors of the IG in tweets,” justice “subjects me to a psychiatric examination! How far will they go?” “Le Pen added.
Then the politician, who is a deputy of the National Assembly (the lower house of parliament), spoke in front of the television journalists on the sidelines of the parliamentary palace. “Of course, I will not go to this examination,” Le Pen said on BFM TV.
In March, the court of the city of Nanter brought charges against Marin Le Pen on the article “Dissemination of reports of cruel content inciting to terrorism.” The maximum punishment for it can be up to three years in prison with a fine of up to € 75,000.
The investigation into the policy began in December 2015, when Le Pen, in a part-time controversy with a number of leading French media, posted three photos of the brutal massacres of IG guerrillas over the captives on Twitter. Thus, she protested against the statements of the famous journalist Jean-Jacques Bourdin, who in one of his broadcasts draws parallels between the IG and the “National Front.”