4 weeks India’s top court fines celebrated rights lawyer token one rupee Inquirer
NEW DELHI --- India's top court imposed a symbolic one rupee fine (one US cent) Monday on a celebrated public service lawyer for contempt in a case that raised concern about free speech in the world's largest democracy. Prashant Bhushan, 63, was convicted in August for two tweets deemed critical of the judiciary --including one showing a picture of the chief justice astride a Harley-Davidson motorbike. Following Monday's sentencing, Bhushan tweeted a photo of him holding a one rupee coin -- saying his lawyer and senior colleague Rajiv Dhavan had given him the money. Bhushan had been ordered to pay ... more