Behemoth's Nergal Comments On Supreme Court's Blasphemy Decision
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Behemoth's Nergal, who has recently overcome leukemia and was cleared of blasphemy charges, is now in danger of potentially serving jail time after the Polish supreme court now ruled against him on those previous charges of offending religious sensibilities by tearing up a Bible during a live show. Nergal has also now issued the following statement about the situation:
"As some of you know, I've been battling this bullshit for a few years now. Things are getting more serious and... dangerous.
"Anyways, looks like freethinking wins over obscurity in the end. If not in Poland, at least in Europe... Read and share.
"Wanted to thank you for all the words of support and encouragement. This means everything to me. Onward to victory! Hail Freedom!""
Excerpts from the EUObserver article that Nergal links to follows:
The European Commission has said that Poland's prosecution of a rock group for "blasphemy" is against European values.
Its lead singer, Adam Darski, while on stage in 2007, ripped up a Bible and called the Roman Catholic church a "murderous cult."
In a case with echoes of Pussy Riot in Russia or Mohammed cartoons in Denmark, the Polish supreme court on Monday said prosecutors can go after Darski on the basis of article 196 of Poland's penal code on "the crime of offending religious sensibilities." In theory, he faces two years in prison. But nobody expects a jail sentence if he loses.
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