Appeals Judges Uphold Most of Former Congo VP's Convictions

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday upheld most of the convictions of a former Congolese vice president for interfering with witnesses during his war crimes trial, and ordered the original trial chamber to review his sentence.   The appeals ruling helps to solidify jurisprudence dealing with attempts by suspects to interfere with the course of justice at the court, which was set up to prosecute offenses including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes around the world.   Jean-Pierre Bemba was sentenced last year to a year...


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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 8 March

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