ICC Judges Order Jean-Pierre Bemba’s Interim Release

6/13/2018

Former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba was acquitted and offered interim release by judges at the International Criminal Court. This decision overturns his conviction by the court two years ago for war crimes and crimes against humanity that he and his private army allegedly committed by his private army in the neighboring country of Central African Republic. Bemba’s acquittal and interim release are a blow to the court’s prosecutors, as his case conviction was one of the few they had won since the court was established in 2002

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