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EU parliament lifts French far-right leader Le Pen's immunity

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The European Parliament on Tuesday lifted immunity for French National Front leader Marine Le Pen, opening the way for her to face charges for likening the sight of Muslims praying in the street to occupation by Nazi troops during World War II.

The populist far-right leader, who was first elected to the European Parliament in 2004, said ahead of the vote that it was an attempt to "intimidate" her because she was "a dissident" and she invoked her right to freedom of expression.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/eu-parliament-lifts-french-far-right-leader-le-pens-immunity