Le Pen cleared of charges linked to Muslim prayer comments

December 15, 2015 6:19 PM

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PARIS — A French court on Tuesday acquitted French far-right leader Marine Le Pen of incitement to hatred, a charge leveled after she compared Muslim street prayers to a foreign occupation.

A court in Lyon followed the prosecution’s demand that Le Pen, who made the remark five years ago, be cleared, according to her lawyer, David Dassa-Le Deist.

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