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Plot twists at the ICC for Jean-Pierre Bemba
Imagine you’re a fabulously wealthy African politician: stocks, shares, businesses with your family and associates, money stashed all over the place, planes, boats and villas. Then imagine that your life is turned upside down for ten years by an international court, and your assets are frozen as they decide whether you’re guilty of crimes against humanity. Then imagine you’re acquitted and allowed to go. Now what? Do you get your assets back? No, they say.…
by Janet Anderson, our correspondent in The Hague
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