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Is the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal Going After All Who Express Concern at the David Bergman Verdict ?

1 January 2015

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The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal has issued a notice to the news paper Prothom Alo and to the New York Times that published or referred to a statement signed by some 50 citizens who have expressed concern for the journalist David Bergman who has been sentenced on a contempt of court charge for his reportage on the trials.

Statement of Concern from scholars, writers and activists regarding Tribunal’s Contempt Judgment on David Bergman
http://www.sacw.net/article10212.html

See link to the Prothom Alo news report:
http://www.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/article/402211/

link to the Prothom Alo report on Khushi Kabir withdrawal from the statement:
http://www.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/article/403960/

link to The New York Times oped:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/opinion/muzzling-speech-in-bangladesh.html?_r=0

[Report in Daily Star] Explain concerns over Bergman contempt: ICT
http://www.thedailystar.net/explain-concerns-over-bergman-contempt-ict-59902

see court orders:

IC2 Order No.04 Dated 14.1.2015 [In the matter of ‘statement’ made by 49 citizens on Tribunal’s order convicting David Bergman for contempt]
ICT- 2 Miscellaneous Case No.04 of 2014
Order No 1 dated 28 Dec 2014 - International Crimes Tribunal-2 Bangladesh ICT BD (ICT - 2) Miscellaneous case No. 04 of 2014
Order No 2 dated 31 Dec 2014 - International Crimes Tribunal-2 Bangladesh