He is the highest ranking politician to be convicted by the ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice-president of the DR Congo. The court in The Hague said he failed to stop atrocities during his involvement in a conflict in neighboring CAR.
The International Criminal Court has found Jean-Pierre Bemba and several members of his legal team guilty of bribing witnesses during his ICC war crimes trial. It was the first such case in the court's history.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found Bemba guilty of committing atrocities against civilians in the Central African Republic. Bemba's troops raped, murdered and pillaged villages in the neighboring country.
The International Criminal Court has handed an 18-year prison sentence to former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba. He was convicted in March over war crimes committed more than 10 years ago in CAR.
Legal expert Mark Ellis says ex-DR Congo Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba deserved more than 18 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The ICC sentenced Bemba on Tuesday.
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