Posted by Zach Shaw on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:59 am
Back in August of 2011, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski was found innocent of offending religious feeling for a second time. Despite this, Nergal is now going back to court over his infamous 2007 Bible tearing incident.
According to Reuters, Poland’s Supreme Court ruled that Nergal did commit a crime when he tore up a copy of the Bible and called it a “book of lies.” A lower court will now determine whether Nergal is guilty of said crime. Nergal could face up to two years in jail if found guilty, though supposedly it is very rare for those who are convicted to spend any time in prison. “[The decision] is negative and restricts the freedom of speech. The court decided that this is allowed in a democratic system,” Nergal’s lawyer Jacek Potulski told Reuters. “We are still arguing that we were dealing with art, which allows more critical and radical statements.”
Not only do we still find it absurd that Nergal is being held in court for such a matter, but that he’s still in the line of fire even after being found innocent TWICE. Here’s hoping for a positive outcome in the upcoming hearing for Nergal (and that the court hasn’t seen the commercials for his autobiography).
A Polish-language TV report on the ruling can be seen after the jump.