ORDO BLASFEMIA


My name is Nergal and I am an artist from Poland. For over a decade I have been confronted with numerous attempts to permanently destroy my career on the basis that I have harmed 'religious feelings'. It sounds absurd and I can assure you, it is.

Many Polish artists, including myself, have been dragged into court rooms, at our own significant costs, to defend ourselves against nonsensical blasphemy laws made by tenuous Politicans. Their intent is to censor anyone who does not conform to the archaic religious laws of our country. The time has come for Polish artists to fight back - join us in the Ordo Blasfemia.

Your donation will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions. Help us reach the target so we can distribute to other artists facing their own legal challenges.

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Below is my timeline of events:

“The Bible Case”

February 2008 – March 2015

      I.      February 2008

First Prosecution's indictment against Nergal, case of insulting religious feelings

      II.      June – August 2011

First trial, judgement of the Court of First Instance. Found Innocent.

    III.      October 2012  

Judgement of the Polish Supreme Court.
Resolution of the legal issue about insulting religious feelings

    IV.      January 2013 

Judgement of the Court of Appeal
Decision about retrial - the case is referred back to the first instance

      V.      March – June 2013

Retrial, New judgement of the Court of First Instance. Found Innocent.

    VI.      February 2014

Judgement of the Court of Appeal. Judgement upheld.

  VII.      March 2015

Judgement of the Polish Supreme Court. Judgement upheld.

Links:

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=53826

https://blabbermouth.net/news/court-rules-against-behemoth-frontman-in-bible-tearing-case/

http://archiwum.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/55144,Satanist-rock-star-to-stay-on-talent-show

 
“The Polish Emblem Case”

August 2016 - Present

      I.      August 2016 

Case opens, accused of insulting the Polish emblem

      II.      December 2017 – September 2018

First trial, judgement of the Court of First Instance. Found innocent.

    III.      September 2018 

Judgement of the Court of Appeal
Decision about retrial - the case is referred back to the first instance

    IV.      November 2019 - Present

Retrial in the Court of First Instance

Links:

https://loudwire.com/behemoth-win-polish-coat-of-arms-case/

https://metalinjection.net/metal-crimes/polish-government-is-taking-behemoths-nergal-to-court-over-t-shirt-design

 
“The Sculpture Case” 

March 2018 – Present

      I.      March 2018 

Case opens, accused of insulting religious feelings

      II.      January 2019 - Present

Trial in the Court of First Instance

Links:

https://metalanarchy.com/2020/04/20/behemoths-nergal-offers-update-on-his-ongoing-court-cases/

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/behemoth_frontman_updates_on_polish_authorities_prosecuting_him_over_jesus_controversy_answers_if_hes_doing_it_all_for_attention.html

 “The Virgin Mary Case” 

2020 - Present 

    I.      January 2021 – Present

Case opened, accused of offending religious feelings

Links:

https://www.nme.com/news/music/behemoth-frontman-nergal-fined-stamping-artwork-virgin-mary-2881893

https://loudwire.com/behemoth-nergal-convicted-offending-religious-feelings/

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Organizer

Adam Darski 
Organizer
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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