February 8, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On February 8, 2008, a French court sentenced Jean Marie Le Pen, the leader of France's right wing National Front party, to three months in jail for minimizing the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. The sentence included a 10,000 euro fine and was in response to Le Pen claiming that ...[read more]
February 16, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 16, 2009, the French Council of State ruled that the French government was responsible for the World War II deportation of Jews. The ruling served as a formal recognition of the complicity of the French government in the Holocaust. The French courts had previously fined both the ...[read more]
February 8, 2008
by Patrick Porter
A French court Friday sentenced Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, for making public comments minimizing the World War II Nazi occupation of France. The charges stem from a 2005 interview with the right-wing weekly magazine Rivarol, in which Le Pen said that... ...[read more]
December 14, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front party, went on trial Friday for complicity in contesting crimes against humanity and complicity in justifying war crimes. The charges stem from Le Pen's 2005 comments during an interview with the right-wing weekly m... ...[read more]
October 22, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Monday upheld a 1999 conviction of French author Mathieu Lindon for defamation. In his book The Trial of Jean-Marie Le Pen, Lindon suggested that France's far-right National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen bore responsibility for two 1995 murd... ...[read more]
February 26, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front, kickstarted his fifth bid to become president Sunday with an announcement of plans to reintroduce the death penalty just days after the French parliament voted to amend the French Constitution to include an explicit ban. In a spec... ...[read more]
July 13, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
France's far-right National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who surprised observers with his strong performance in the 2002 French presidential election, will be put on trial in Paris for allegedly denying how brutal the Nazi occupation of France was during World War II, according to French ju... ...[read more]
January 7, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Several French human rights groups led by the French League for Human Rights declared a proposed French immigration bill racist and a blatant violation of immigrants' rights in a joint statement issued Saturday. The proposed legislation calls for placing new restrictions on foreign... ...[read more]
April 10, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
France's far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who surprised observers with his strong performance in the 2002 French presidential election, has called for voters to reject the proposed European Constitution in a May 29th referendum. Le Pen has called the document an instrument of destructi... ...[read more]

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