Thursday, February 14, 2008

Palikot presidential smear case dropped

The prosecutor's office in Lublin has declined to investigate the case of alleged slandering of President Lech Kaczynski by MP Janusz Palikot from the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party.

The spokesperson for the circuit prosecutor's office in Lublin, Beata Syk-Janowska, has announced that the office had declined to investigate into the case as "there is a lack of public interest in prosecuting this deed by private indictment ".

Palikot had addressed the question of Lech Kaczynski's alleged ‘alcohol problem’, wondering whether his frequent visits to the hospital were related to his ‘detox therapies’.

A couple of days after posting these statements on his blog, MP Palikot apologized to the President.