facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Polish party leader ordered to apologize

July 12, 2011 at 3:00 AM   |   Comments

WARSAW, Poland, July 12 (UPI) -- A Polish court ordered the leader of the country's right-wing Law and Justice Party to apologize to a media group for comparing it to a communist newspaper.

The appeals court in Warsaw ordered party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski to publish an apology to Agora within seven days after comparing the company's left-leaning Gazeta Wyborcza daily to communist-era newspaper Trybuna Ludu, Polish news agency PAP reported Monday.

The court said the "false, defamatory allegations" made by Kaczynski during a September 2007 interview with the center-right Rzeczpospolita newspaper "threaten (the company's) good name, credibility and reputation."

A lawyer for Kaczynski said he will appeal the decision to the country's Supreme Court.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Thai woman posts more than 12,000 selfies
2
Albino crocodile named for Michael Jackson shot dead after eating fisherman
3
Atlantic City casino loses $21,000 cash left on roof of armored truck
4
Man fakes suicide to get out of engagement to long-distance fiance
5
Woman finds 3-foot-long boa constrictor in used car trunk
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback