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Bangladesh - Court finds British journalist guilty of contempt

Reporters without borders
Dhaka's “International Crimes Tribunal” yesterday found Bangladesh-based British investigative journalist David Bergman guilty of contempt of court for questioning the tribunal's use of the 1971 independence war's official death toll in one of its rulings. The case has reinforced Reporters Without Borders' concern about the readiness of Bangladesh's courts to convict journalists of contempt of court. The tribunal ordered David Bergman to pay a fine of 5,000 taka (50 euros) or go to prison for a (...)

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