Warsaw’s district court prohibited journalist Piotr Nisztor from publishing articles and information about Zbigniew Boniek, the head of PZPN and a former football star. The verdict is to last an entire year and was released due to Nisztor’s article entitled “Former communist secret service (SB) officer rocks Polish football.”
Published in Polish weekly Gazeta Polska, the article stated that Andrzej Placzyński, a former leading SB officer, is now the CEO of a company that earns millions in cooperation with the PZPN. Placzyński was one of the people responsible for persecuting Pope John Paul II during his visit to Austria in June 1988.
Zbigniew Boniek filed a defamation case against Nisztor due to the article.
The PZPN head said that the court had approved of his claims for security and prohibited Nisztor and Gazeta Polska from publishing any articles on the subject of Boniek.
“One of the forms of this security is the imposition of a ban on spreading precisely defined information concerning me and my supposed inefficient management of PZPN, as well as the supposed association of my person with persecutions against John Paul II,” Boniek said in a statement.