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International Criminal Court gives Jean-Pierre Bemba conditional release

ICC - August 14, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaPre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court decided to grant the request of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo for interim release, albeit under conditions. The implementation of this decision is deferred pending a determination in which State Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo will be released and which set of conditions shall be imposed.
More work remains to ensure justice for war crimes victims, says head of ICC

UN News - July 17, 2009

ICC HeadquatersThe creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its achievements to date are vital to ensuring justice for millions around the world, but much more work remains to be done to advance this noble ideal, according to the head of the landmark institution that was established 11 years ago today.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Allowed to Attend Mass for His Father in Brussels

Congo News Agency - July 7, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaFormer Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been allowed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go to Brussels to attend a funeral mass for his father, Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona, who died last Wednesday.
Senator Jeannot Bemba Saolona Dies at 67

Congo News Agency - July 3, 2009

Bemba SaolonaSenator Jeannot Bemba Saolona died on Wednesday night at the Saint-Jean hospital in Brussels. He was one of the most well-known Congolese businessmen and the father of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.
Congo Denies Instigating ICC Charges Against Former VP Bemba

VOA News - June 16, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo government has denied involvement in the war crime charges against former Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba. The denial follows the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling Monday that Bemba should stand trial on charges of war crimes.
ICC Orders War Crimes Charges Against Former Congo Vice President

VOA News - June 15, 2009

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Hague-based International Criminal Court has ordered the Democratic Republic of Congo's former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba to go on trial on five charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Witness Claims Lubanga Visited Training Camp

Rachel Irwin - IWPR - June 5, 2009

Thomas LubangaDefendant Thomas Lubanga visited military training camps to boost the morale of young recruits, a former child soldier told prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, ICC, this week. “I saw the president on two occasions,” the unnamed witness told the court. “The first time he came, he asked about our situation in general. The second time, he tried to boost our morale—it was a few days before training ended.”
Congo ex-rebel 'working with UN'

BBC News - April 29, 2009

Bosco NtagandaThe BBC has seen documents alleging that a former rebel leader indicted for war crimes is playing a leading role in a mission involving the UN in DR Congo. The documents appear to prove that Gen Bosco Ntaganda is taking an active part in the mission's chain of command, a BBC correspondent in the country says.
Negotiations between Kinshasa and CNDP Rebels to End Friday

VOA News - February 20, 2009

Great Lakes - Kivu provincesOngoing negotiations between the Congolese government and the political wing of the rebel National Congress for People's Defense (CNDP) ends today (Friday) in the restive North Kivu province of Goma. This follows a recent peace deal to end the long time hostilities between the national army and the rebels which has left scores dead and a sharp increase in the internally displaced persons.
Survivors of Ugandan rebel massacres in DR Congo seek help from UN

UN News - February 10, 2009

Children in CongoAngry and traumatized survivors of massacres by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which has killed nearly 1,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), today sought shelter, food, medicine – and justice – from the top United Nations relief official.







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