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David Bergman

David Bergman

Contempt charge hearing begins

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday started hearing arguments on contempt proceedings initiated against David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist, for allegedly demeaning the tribunal. Following a contempt petition, the tribunal on April 17 started the proceedings and asked Bergman to explain why he should not be punished for making “derogatory comments” about the court through his three write-ups posted in his personal blog. Bergman submitted his reply on July 8 and his counsel yesterday told the court that his client will...

Sub Judice Matters

Media asked not to publish articles

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday asked the media to refrain from publishing or airing articles and commentaries over sub judice matters. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan gave the verbal order as its attention was drawn to several commentaries and articles on the contempt of court proceedings against David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist, were published in different newspapers. Bergman, the editor (special reports) of English daily the New Age, faces trial for allegedly demeaning the tribunal's dignity through...

Tribunal summons Bergman over '71 comment

Tribunal summons Bergman over '71 comment

A special tribunal in Dhaka today summoned David Bergman, a special correspondent to English daily New Age, to explain his blog posts that question the number of Liberation War martyrs. The British journalist will have to appear before International Crimes Tribunal-2 on March 6 with a reply or send the explanation through his lawyers. The move came two days after a Supreme Court lawyer, Adul Kalam Azad, moved to the court seeking a contempt move against Bergman saying Bergman "termed the tribunal's claim of 30 lakh martyrs as wrong". According to the petitioner, the New Age journalist made the comments in his two blog posts uploaded on November 11, 2011 and January...

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