The delivery of judgment on a contempt of court case filed against David Bergman, a British-origin journalist working at the local national daily, The New Age, was held back till December 1 as the International Crimes Tribunal-2 is yet to complete writing its order.
Earlier, on September 4, the tribunal, after closing the hearings from both sides on the contempt of court case, set today (Monday) for order.
On April 17 this year, disappointed at the reply to the contempt of court charge submitted by David Bergman, the tribunal issued the contempt of court rule and asked him to explain properly his stance on releasing ‘con-temptuous’ writings and ‘distorted’ judicial order of the tribunal in his personal blog.
Responding to a contempt petition, filed by a little known lawyer, the tribunal on February 20 issued a notice asking Bergman to come up with his explanation before it over his stance, questioning the tribunal’s observation on three million martyrs during the 1971 Liberation War, as he terms it wrong in his blog.
Barrister Mustafizur Rahman Khan, assisted by the contemnor’s wife Barrister Sara Hossain, appeared for con-temnor Bergman.
Earlier, on February 19, 2012, the tribunal that deals with the 1971 crimes against humanity disposed of its suo moto contempt-of-court charge for publishing contemptuous article over the tribunal by David Bergman exon-erating him from the charge and giving serious caution to be more careful in the future.
Judgment on contempt case against Bergman Dec 1