Contempt of religion: European court drops Polish pop singer Duda’s blasphemy charge

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Singer Duda made her comments during a TV interview in 2009

A court has dropped a charge of contempt of the Bible against Polish pop singer Dorota Rabitciuska, who had previously been charged for a statement that Bible writers drank alcohol and cannabis.

The Warsaw court had fined the singer, known as “Duda”, 10 years ago for making comments during a television interview.

However, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg said her statements fell within her right to freedom of expression.

The court ordered the Polish authorities to pay €10,000 in compensation.

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