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Le Pen to face trial for Nazi comments

France’s extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen will stand trial for commenting that Nazi occupation of France had not been ‘particularly inhumane’
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France’s extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen will stand trial for comments he made last year when he said that the Nazi occupation of France had not been “particularly inhumane.”

The comments were made during an interview with the far-right weekly magazine Rivarol. Le Pen had said: “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.”

A judicial source said Le Pen would be tried for “complicity in contesting crimes against humanity and complicity in justifying war crimes.”