Bangladesh Charges Human Rights Watch With Contempt of Court for Criticizing Conviction of Islamist Leader

91-year-old Ghulam Azam was convicted of war crimes committed in the 1971 independence war


Bangladesh prosecutors on Tuesday charged Human Right Watch with contempt of court after the New York-based rights group criticized the conviction of a top Islamist politician on war crimes charges.

But it was not immediately clear what the move will mean, as Human Rights Watch does not have a resident representative in Bangladesh to stand accused.