India Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt

India’s Supreme Court has found a prominent lawyer and civil rights activist guilty of contempt of court.
It took action on its own authority against Prashant Bhushan, 63, for posting tweets that were allegedly derogatory to the top court.
Mr Bhushan could face a jail term, but his sentencing has been set for 20 August.
He has defended himself saying the right to free speech included the right to criticise members of the judiciary.
“These charges are serious charges,” a three-judge bench said, while delivering the verdict via video conference.

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