Dissolution demand against Front National

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21 February 2006, BRUSSELS — Attorney-general René Marchal demanded in Brussels Court on Monday the dissolution of the extreme-right Front National party.

21 February 2006

BRUSSELS — Attorney-general René Marchal demanded in Brussels Court on Monday the dissolution of the extreme-right Front National party.

He also demanded a one-year jail term against the Francophone party's leader, Daniel Féret.

The 61-year-old Féret and 27-year-old George-Pierre Tonnelier — Féret's former parliamentary attaché — are on trial for spreading racist treatises and election policies.

The public prosecution opened on its own volition its investigations into the race hate incitement case.

Attorney-general Marchal demanded a one-year jail term for Féret, urging the court also to suspend his civic duties for 12 months. The sentencing demand against Tonnelier was somewhat lighter.

However, Marchal also demanded the dissolution of Front National. He said the party fostered discrimination by its simplistic discourse against democracy and differences.

He said according to Front National, society's problems — such as crime, unemployment and social, political and economic crises — would be solved by cracking down on immigrants.

The defence will plead its case on Tuesday.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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