Free Speech

French Prosecution of Marine Le Pen for Tweeting Islamic State Execution Images

The charges -- for "distribution of violent images" -- could lead to up to three years in prison and a $90,000 fine.

|The Volokh Conspiracy |


The AP reports:

Le Pen's December 2015 tweets showed executions by IS extremists, including the killing of American reporter James Foley. She posted them in the wake of the November 2015 IS attacks on Paris, accusing the government of not doing enough to protect France.