French judges ask for Le Pen's parliamentary immunity to be lifted: source

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Posted: Apr 14, 2017 3:25 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - French judges investigating far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay for party assistants have asked for her European parliamentary immunity to be lifted, a judicial source said on Friday.

Asked on franceinfo TV station whether she was calling on MEPs to reject the request, Le Pen said: "It's a debate that we will have at the European parliament's legal committee" and declined to comment further.

Last month, European lawmakers lifted her immunity in a separate case which concerns her tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.

(Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Michel Rose; Editing by GV De Clercq)