French MP summoned by police for questioning over support for Palestine

ANKARA: Mathilde Panot, a member of parliament representing the La France Insoumise in France, has been summoned by authorities for questioning on charges of “terrorism propaganda.”

Panot, known for her vocal support for Palestine, finds herself at the center of a legal storm following a statement she made on her social media platform.

The summons, issued by the Paris Police Headquarters, has sparked widespread debate and condemnation among political circles. As the deputy group leader of LFI in the parliament, Panot took to social media to announce the development, expressing her unwavering commitment to advocating for the rights of the Palestinian people.

“I will not be deterred by any summons or intimidation tactics,” she asserted.

“Our stance against the genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people remains steadfast.”

She further called upon the public to recognize the “disturbing attacks” being made on freedom of expression and democracy.

The news of Panot’s summons reverberated beyond natio
nal borders, drawing reactions from fellow politicians, including member of the European Parliament, Manon Aubry.

In a statement posted on her social media account, Aubry characterized the summons as “unprecedented and extremely serious,” urging individuals to stand in solidarity with Panot.

Similarly, MP Farida Amrani joined the chorus of voices condemning the move, highlighting the broader implications of attempting to silence voices speaking out against the alleged genocide in Palestine.

Source: Anadolu Agency