Victoria Ivanova. Founder and honorary Director of the French extreme-right party "national front" Jean-Marie Le Pen to stand trial for April's phrase about the gas chambers, reports on the last working day of the week, the Agency referring to a source in the court. The exact date of hearing is yet to be determined.
Second April, delivering a speech in the broadcast television channel, Jean-Marie Le Pen declared that the gas chambers were a "detail" of world war II. The first time such an attitude to the gas chambers Le Pen expressed in 1987, and later many times they were repeated.
Answering the question leading TV shows about whether he regrets for his past statements, Le Pen replied in the negative, again publicly saying that the gas chambers were just one of the horrific details of war, and they were more terrible than than other attributes of hostilities.
The Paris Prosecutor's office opened a preliminary inquiry into the case of contestation of crimes against humanity shortly after the incident.
the phrase Le pen father provoked a scandal within the party, which was one of the reasons for the suspension of membership of the party's founding Natsfronta. In the end, the court asked in a persistent form to restore the membership policy, which, for its part, challenged the party.
"National front" French party, advocating for conservative values, limiting migration, opposition to European integration. In the most recent elections to the European Parliament, the party won 25, 4% of voters came to the polls. Party leader marine Le Pen many times supported the foreign policy of Russia, and also in the context of the Ukrainian fall.