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

France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen was charged Thursday by French prosecutors for 'distribution of violent images' that she posted on Twitter

The others showed a man in an orange jumpsuit being driven over by a tank and another man being burned alive in a cage.

Lawyer Rodolphe Bosselut, representing Le Pen, wouldn't comment.

Le Pen didn't comment publicly on Thursday's preliminary charges, made possible after the French parliament lifted her immunity from prosecution in the case late past year.

"I am being charged for having condemned the horrors of Daesh", she told AFP, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros ($118, 550).

The French judge's decision to formally escalate the investigation into her tweets comes at a crucial time for Le Pen: the National Front's annual congress is just over a week away (March 10 and 11), with the party trying to regroup after being crushed by Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche! party in May's parliamentary elections.

Le Pen has said the French government is attacking her for speaking the truth about the dangers of ISIS and other Islamic extremists.

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"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 former National Front leader claims in the work that he pities his daughter for her electoral loss.

Speaking to Reuters, the elder Le Pen, who led the FN for almost four decades and lost a presidential run-off against Jacques Chirac in 2002, said: "This initiative is suicidal".

Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front, has denounced the indictment against her.

"It takes years, decades, to build a credible political name". "Wanting to change it is. inexplicable".

Her family and political woes aside, these fresh legal challenges could cause the National Front leader further trouble.

Party stalwarts have rallied around Le Pen on social media.

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