Polish Government’s Latest Charges Against Nergal Dismissed

  • Axl Rosenberg

The Polish government has once again failed to take down the mighty Nergal from Behemoth.

As you no doubt recall, in January, Nergal, designer Rafal Wechterowicz, and distributor Maciej G. Cała were charged with illegally mocking the national coat of arms of Poland via the band’s ‘The Republic of the Unfaithful’ merch design (above left, in case that isn’t obvious). That’s a bummer, but according to this social media post from Mr. Gal, the story has a happy ending (for him and his fellow defendants, not for the Polish government):

“European Spring has welcomed me with a gorgeous weather and… a positive verdict in ‘the republic of the unfaithful’ court case! Dismissed and all three of us are free of all the absurd charges! The design will soon be back in the stock so go and visit our webstore and show your support if u will! ‘The only way to deal with unfree world is to to become so absolutely free so your existence becomes an act of rebellion’ said A.Camus. And I try to live my life by these wise and liberating words. It’s not easy tho considering circumstances: the world’s political tendencies, the upcoming tide of wrong interpreted patriotism combined with religious fanatism brings rather fatal solutions and elevates the level of obscurity beyond logic. But do not lose hope my fellow brothers and sisters. THINK FOR YOURSELF. Play your own game just make sure u play it hard and well! Stay independent and honest! Another battle won, yet the war ain’t over!???????????? PS. Manticore, Rafal Wechterowicz, my lawyers Jacek and Gosia, to work with u guys is an honor and winner ALREADY! Keep it up and FUCK THE SYSTEM!????@behemothwebstore@too_many_skulls

Nergal is likely correct that “the war ain’t over.” In 2010, the government tried, and failed, to bust him for tearing up a Bible during a performance. So it’s safe to assume they’ll eventually try to get him on some other alleged infraction. I’d suggest we get a pool going on how they try to do that, but I don’t want to give the prosecutors any ideas.

[via The PRP]

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