British journalist David Bergman who has been convicted of contempt of court in Bangladesh
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UK journalist guilty after querying Bangladesh death toll

A court in Bangladesh has found a British journalist guilty of contempt of court for questioning the official version of the number of people who died in the country's war of independence in 1971.

The judges said a 2011 blog post by David Bergman had deliberately distorted history.

He was ordered him to pay a fine of $65 or go to prison for seven days.

According to the official account, three million people died in the war of independence from Pakistan, but Mr Bergman said there was no evidence to support that.

Akbar Hossain reports.

  • 02 Dec 2014
  • From the section Asia
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