France’s Le Pen to stand trial for Nazi remarks
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:58 PM BST14

PARIS (Reuters) – French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen will face trial for saying the Nazi occupation of France during World War Two had not been “particularly inhumane”, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

The conservative government, anti-racism organisations and Jewish groups sharply condemned Le Pen’s comments last year, when they were published in an interview with right-wing weekly magazine Rivarol.

“In France, at least, the German occupation was not particularly inhumane, although there were some blunders, inevitable in a country of 550,000 sq km,” Le Pen had said.