The Hague court convicts Congolese ex-vice president Bemba of war crimes

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Jean-Pierre Bemba sits a court room of the ICC at The Hague, Netherlands, 21 March 2016.

The Hague court convicts Congolese ex-vice president Bemba of war crimes


Judges at the International Criminal Court on Monday found Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes, including murder, rape and pillage during a 2001-2002 conflict in the Central African Republic.

Judges said Bemba, a former Congo vice-president, had allowed his Movement for the Liberation of Congo militia to commit atrocities against civilians in the neighboring Central African Republic as part of their campaign in support of then-president Ange-Felix Patasse.

The con...


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