Walesa must apologise to Poland’s ruling party head

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish appeals court has ruled that Lech Walesa, a former president and pro-democracy fighter, must apologise to the head of the ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, in a slander case.

Walesa protested the verdict by the Appeals Court in Gdansk yesterday and said he would take it to the Supreme Court and even to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Kaczynski, the head of the ruling Law and Justice party and Poland’s most powerful politician, sued Walesa for blaming him on social media for the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Kaczynski’s twin, President Lech Kaczynski, and 95 others.

Leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party Jaroslaw Kaczynski. – AP