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Four Accused of Jury Tampering in Congo War-Crimes Trial

By    |   Monday, 25 Nov 2013 10:11 AM

Four men arrested in Europe and Africa over the weekend stand accused of witness tampering in the war-crimes trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
The International Criminal Court (ICC), where Bemba has been on trial since 2010 for “crimes against humanity” in connection with the conflict in the neighboring Central African Republic, announced the arrests.

According to the ICC, the suspects, who include two members of Bemba’s legal defense team, presented false evidence to the court and bribed witnesses.

Bemba faces charges including murder and rape in connection with crimes allegedly perpetrated by his rebel organization in the Central African Republic during 2002 and 2003, the Voice of America reported.

His trial started on Nov. 22, 2010.

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Four men arrested in Europe and Africa over the weekend stand accused of witness tampering in the war-crimes trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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