Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of contempt

 A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ruled that an award-winning British journalist was guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of three million in the country`s 1971 independence war.

AFP| Updated: Dec 02, 2014, 12:24 PM IST

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ruled that an award-winning British journalist was guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of three million in the country`s 1971 independence war.

The judges said a 2011 blog post by David Bergman had "hurt the feelings of the nation" and ordered him to pay a fine of 5,000 taka ($65) or go to prison for seven days.