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Contempt Of Court

Bergman's contempt of court verdict now on Dec 1

Bergman's contempt of court verdict now on Dec 1

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 today rescheduled December 1 for passing an order on the contempt of court proceedings against David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist, who is accused of demeaning the tribunal through his blogposts. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan deferred the date as it is yet to complete preparation to...

Order on Bergman’s war trial remarks Oct 13

Order on Bergman’s war trial remarks Oct 13

A special tribunal in Dhaka today fixed October 13 for passing an order regarding the contempt of court proceedings against David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist,for allegedly demeaning the tribunal. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan fixed the date after both the petitioner and defence counsels completed their submission...

HC summons Jamaat leader

The High Court today asked acting secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Rafiqul Islam Khan to appear before it on July 7 to explain his ‘derogatory and contemptuous’ statement about the court. The HC said Khan would face consequence if he does not comply with the order. The HC bench of Justice Md Asfaqul Islam and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal also fixed July 7 for delivering a verdict on a contempt of court rule issued against him for the statement. On August 5 last...

COMMENTS ON POLITICISATION

Huda cleared of contempt charge

Huda cleared of contempt charge

The High Court today dismissed a contempt of court rule issued against former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda on the basis of a newspaper report on his alleged comments about politicisation in different sectors. The exemption came after Huda expressed sincere sorrow and The Daily Star offered unconditional apology before the court through...

Bergman to be tried for contempt of court

Bergman to be tried for contempt of court

A special tribunal in Dhaka today decided to start trial of David Bergman, a Dhaka-based British journalist, for his write-ups that questioned the Liberation War death figure and demeaned dignity of the court. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan also asked Bergman to reply in 15 days why punitive action should not be taken against him for his remarks. In its order, the three-member panel said the tribunal is not satisfied with Bergman's reply that he submitted on March 18 following the court’s order. Preliminary element of contempt of court has been found in his remarks, the tribunal said. Later, it fixed May 11 for further hearing on...

Haji Selim faces contempt rule

Haji Selim faces contempt rule

The High Court today issued a contempt of court rule against independent lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim for obstructing law enforcers to implement its 2011 directive to protect the historical Lalbagh Fort in Old Dhaka. In the rule, the court asked Selim to show cause in two weeks why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against him for obstructing the law enforcers in executing its order. The HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the rule after hearing a contempt of court petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh. During hearing, HRPB’s lawyer Manzill Murshid told the court that the HC...

Contempt of Court:

THE phrase “contempt of court” is becoming a household term, courtesy of headline news of journalists being asked to appear before the court on accusation of contempt of court. The latest incident is that of Mr. Mizanur Rahman Khan, who appeared before a bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on charges of contempt of court for writing an opinion article in the daily Prothom Alo. The justification for having strict laws for contempt of court can be best understood...

Contempt Charge

Court exempts 2 dailies, 7 journalists

The High Court yesterday exempted seven journalist leaders as well as the editors and publishers of two Bangla dailies from a contempt of court rule. The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after the journalist leaders and the editors and publishers of Samakal and Naya Diganta sought exemption from the charge. Court proceedings remained suspended for about 50 minutes, as scuffles broke out between lawyers and journalists around 11:00am over the presence of media...

CONTEMPT OVER REPORT ON FAIZEE'S RESULTS

Prothom Alo editor, ex-publisher exempted

Prothom Alo editor, ex-publisher exempted

The Supreme Court today exempted Bangla daily Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman, former publisher Mahfuz Anam and two reporters from contempt charges granting their appeal against a High Court verdict that convicted them for running a report on an additional judge's 'tempering' with law examination results. The court also cleared Bhorer Kagoj publisher Saber...

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