Marine Le Pen ordered by French court to undergo psychiatric test over anti-Islam tweets

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-21/marine-le-pen-court-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-test/10288056

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes.

Ms Le Pen is under investigation for three graphic images of executions that she posted on Twitter in 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley.

The investigation is one of a series that have distracted Ms Le Pen’s National Rally Party, formerly known as the National Front, as it seeks to rebuild after her loss to President Emmanuel Macron in the second round of an election last year.

The tribunal declined to confirm it had ordered the evaluation but said the assessments were a normal part of such probes.

“I thought I had seen it all: but no! For having denounced the horrors of #Daesh in tweets, the ‘justice’ is submitting me to a psychiatric evaluation! How far will they go?” Le Pen wrote on Twitter.

She later told reporters she would skip the test.

Ms Le Pen was placed under formal investigation in March on suspicion of disseminating violent images after her parliamentary immunity was lifted.

French law states that medical evaluations must be carried out in such probes.

Ms Le Pen and her party have been targeted by a series of other judicial probes, including over the alleged misuse of EU funds.

According to a copy of the court document dated September 11, which Ms Le Pen published on Twitter, the judge wants the evaluation to assess if she suffers from any mental illness and, if so, if that could have affected her understanding of what she was doing when she posted the tweets.

The expert is also tasked with determining whether her mental health could be a risk to the public.

Ms Le Pen’s criticism fits the party’s narrative that it is persecuted by judges as part of an attempt by the establishment to undermine it politically.

Her hard-left rival Jean-Luc Melenchon said the evaluation was unnecessary because Ms Le Pen was “politically responsible for her political acts”.

“This is not how we will weaken the far-right,” he said.

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said in a statement: “A court orders a psychiatric assessment for Marine Le Pen. Words fail me! Solidarity with her and with the French who love freedom!”

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now this is really out there..very orwellian..forget about what the tweets have on them..this is the leader of a political party..a court has decided she has to have psyche tests for doing this!

“Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes.”

uh huh..

“This is not how we will weaken the far-right,” he said.

correct.,.you actually feed into the meme by doing this..

401

~ by seeker401 on September 26, 2018.

2 Responses to “Marine Le Pen ordered by French court to undergo psychiatric test over anti-Islam tweets”

  1. “According to a copy of the court document dated September 11, which Ms Le Pen published on Twitter, the judge wants the evaluation to assess if she suffers from any mental illness and, if so, if that could have affected her understanding of what she was doing when she posted the tweets.”

    She tweeted a condemnation of photos of violent people being doing violent things. Her mental illness when posting the tweets was: violent people are wrong. She needs evaluated right away. How dare her say violent people are wrong! This is another huge goose step by the totalitarians.

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