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  12/11/2012, Kislev 27, 5773

France Asks European Parliament to Lift Le Pen Immunity

Prosecutors in the French city of Lyon have requested that the European Parliament strip National Front leader Marine Le Pen of her immunity so she can be prosecuted for comparing Muslim prayers to the Nazi occupation, officials said Monday.

Justice ministry spokesman Pierre Rance told AFP the request was sent to European Parliament President Martin Schulz late last month.