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DRC’s Ex VP Bemba Sentencing Date Announced by ICC

DRC’s Ex VP Jean Pierre Bemba
DRC’s Ex VP Jean Pierre Bemba
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has announced that the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean Pierre Bemba will be sentenced on 21 June.
He was found guilty of two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes for actions that militia under his command carried out in the Central African Republic in 2003.
The ICC says “a sentence cannot exceed a maximum of 30 years, except when justified by the extreme gravity of the crime”.

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