Poland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling that a writer who called President Andrzej Duda a « moron » on social media should not be prosecuted.
Insulting the head of state is a crime in Poland.
Dismissing an appeal by the National Prosecutor’s Office as ‘manifestly unfounded’, the court said writer Jakub Żulczyk’s social media post did not constitute a crime and caused negligible damage, according to the Polish news outlet Onet.
Żulczyk said he was relieved to be « finally acquitted ».
“I am very happy that we can FINALLY put an end to this,” she said he wrote on Facebook.
In Poland, insulting the president – of Poland or even of another country – is punishable by up to three years in prison.
In November 2020, after the US presidential election, Żulczyk taken to Facebook complaining about the way Duda congratulated then-President-elect Joe Biden on his victory.
“Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States. Andrzej Duda is a moron, » wrote Żulczyk.