November 12, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday ordered former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and four members of his legal team to stand trial on charges of interfering with the administration of justice. Bemba and his team pleaded not guilty to allegations of bribing ...[read more]
October 23, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Judge Cuno Tarfusser of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday reviewed the detention status of four suspects motu proprio and ordered their interim release in a case pending before the ICC related to the detention of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, whose case ...[read more]
October 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday set the closing arguments for the case against Jean-Pierre Bemba for the week of November 10. The closing statements were delayed so that the Chamber may hear the testimony of Witness P-169, who is being brought as per the ...[read more]
November 24, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Four persons have been arrested on charges of falsifying evidence in connection with the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Sunday. On November 20, Judge Cuno Jakob Tarfusser issued an arrest warrant for Bemba's lead counsel Aime Kilolo Musamba; Jean- ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Defense lawyers for former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jean-Pierre Bemba on Tuesday opened their case in the International Criminal Court. Bemba is on trial for war crimes charges stemming from his activities as the military leader for the Movement for the Liberation... ...[read more]
June 21, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 21, 2010, a team of Belgian lawyers filed a complaint in a Brussels court against 12 Belgian officials accused of planning the January 1961 assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lumumba was killed following a military ...[read more]
May 24, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 24, 2008, Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was arrested by Belgian authorities after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a sealed arrest warrant for him. The ICC indicted Bemba on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity ...[read more]
November 22, 2010
by Ashley Hileman
The trial of former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jean-Pierre Bemba, began Monday in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bemba is on trial for charges stemming from his activities as the military leader for the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC). It is alle... ...[read more]
October 19, 2010
by Sarah Posner
The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Tuesday that the war crimes trial of former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba can proceed. Appeals chamber Judge Anita Usacka affirmed the ruling of the trial chamber and dismissed Bemba's appeal challenging the ...[read more]
August 30, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Defense lawyers for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba argued before the International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday that Bemba lacks the financial resources to ensure a fair trial over war crimes he allegedly committed in 2002 and 2003. Bemba's lawyers claim ...[read more]

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