Nergal has been accused of commiting a crime, a crime of tearing up a bible on-stage. Obviously his defense is that it was just artistic expression and not meant to offend anybody. But we all know those hardcore religious nuts will take any act against their religions seriously! I for one, and I believe most of us here, will except the fact that it is an artistic move and, well, probably meant some offense.
The Supreme Court was asked to rule on legal arguments thrown up by the musician’s trial in a lower court on charges of offending religious feelings.
It said a crime was committed even if the accused, who uses the stage name Nergal, did not act with the “direct intention” of offending those feelings, a court spokeswoman said.
That interpretation closed off an argument used by lawyers for Darski, who said he had not committed a crime because he did not intend to offend anyone.
The lower court will now decide if he is guilty. The maximum sentence is two years in jail, under Poland’s criminal code. However, it is extremely rare for anyone convicted of this kind of crime in Poland to serve prison time. Source: Reuters UK
You know it makes you think that you really can’t do anything in this world. If you do something and it offends a group of people then you can be sued and face jail time. What the fuck? Nothing is sacred in today’s society.