Congo’s Bemba seeks release after war crimes acquittal

FILE PHOTO: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is seen in a court room of the ICC to hear the delivery of the judgment on charges including corruptly influencing witnesses by giving them money and instructions to provide false testimony and false evidence, in the Hague, the Netherlands, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/JERRY LAMPEN/Pool/File Photo

THE HAGUE – Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese ex-vice president whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, will seek his immediate release on Tuesday from the International Criminal Court. Bemba, 55, has been in the ICC detention center for a decade since his arrest in 2008. The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader […]

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