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Opposition Party Ousts Leader Ahead of Elections

Julia Ritchey | VOA News - April 21, 2011

François MuambaThe main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in disarray after firing its leader, making it even more difficult to mount a challenge against President Joseph Kabila in upcoming elections.
Bemba Supporters Say War Crimes Trial is Political

VOA News - November 23, 2010

Luis Moreno OcampoSupporters of former Congolese rebel leader and former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba say his war crimes trial is politically motivated. He faces two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Jean-Pierre Bemba War Crimes Trial Begins Monday

VOA News - November 21, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaProsecutors indicted Bemba for two crimes against humanity and three war crimes allegedly committed in the Central African Republic territory during the period from 26th October 2002 to 15th March 2003.
ICC: Ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba to be reviewed

ICC - November 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboThe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court directed Trial Chamber III to conduct a new review of the ruling on the detention of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, reversing the Trial Chamber’s decision of 28 July, 2010. Until and subject to that new review, Mr Bemba will remain in detention.
ICC Dismisses Jean-Pierre Bemba's Appeal on Admissibility of His Case

ICC - October 19, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Courtthe Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court confirmed the decision of Trial Chamber III entitled “Decision on the Admissibility and Abuse of Process Challenges” and dismissed Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo’s appeal against this decision. This judgment confirms that the case against Mr Bemba is admissible.
Opposition, NGOs Vow to Join Forces to Fight 'Erosion of Democracy'

Radio Okapi - July 31, 2010

Clement KankuDuring a meeting held on Friday in Kinshasa, members of the political opposition and human rights NGOs vowed to join forces to fight what they called the erosion of democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two sides stressed the need to fight together to head off the clamp down on freedom of expression and freedom of the press they are facing these days under the current authorities.
ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba trial postponed

ICC - July 7, 2010

Jean-Pierre BembaTrial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court vacated the commencement date, scheduled on 14 July, of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Trial Chamber III considered that it is in the interests of justice for the challenge to admissibility of the case raised by the Defence to be resolved by the Appeals Chamber prior to the commencement of the trial.
The ICC signs enforcement agreements with Belgium, Denmark, and Finland

ICC - June 1, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba“Having sufficient options in place to ensure the enforcement of judicially ordered sentences is an important element in the overall credibility of the judicial process at the ICC”, stated ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, during the signing ceremony.
ICC: Jean-Pierre Bemba trial postponed

ICC - March 8, 2010

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboTrial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court decided to postpone the commencement date of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo until Monday, 5 July 2010. On 27 April 2010, the date on which the trial was initially scheduled to commence, the Chamber will hold a status conference to discuss the admissibility challenge brought by the Defence for Mr Bemba.
ICC reverses decision on the interim release of Jean-Pierre Bemba

ICC - December 2, 2009

Jean-Pierre Bemba GomboToday, on 2 December 2009, Judge Akua Kuenyehia, Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), delivered a summary of the judgment reversing the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II that had granted the request of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo for interim release, albeit under conditions.







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