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Polish writer faces 3 years in prison for calling Poland's Andrzej Duda a ‘moron’ on Facebook
Polish President Andrzej Duda
Polish President Andrzej Duda Credit: Lukas Plewnia (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

A popular Polish writer is facing a potential sentence of up to three years in prison for calling Polish President Andrzej Duda a "moron" on social media.

Jakub Zulczyk wrote on Facebook on Monday that a district prosecutor in Warsaw had filed an indictment against him based on an article in the penal code that makes it a crime to insult the head of state.

Duda's spokesman, Blazej Spychalski, told the Interia news site Tuesday that neither the president nor his office were parties in the matter and had made no request for the writer to be charged.