March 2021: Polish District Prosecutor’s office in Warsaw indicted writer Jakub Żulczyk, accusing him of “public insult” of President Andrzej Duda in a social media post, reported The Guardian.
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Insulting the President of Poland in public is regulated by Article 135 of the Polish Penal Code. If convicted, Żulczyk faces prison for up to three years.
Żulczyk is a prominent Polish writer whose novel, published in 2014 Blinded by the Lights, was made into an HBO TV series.
According to Freemuse’s State of Artistic Freedom 2021, out of 107 artists prosecuted in 2020, five were prosecuted in Poland.