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18 years in jail for DR Congo's Bemba for war crimes
The International Criminal Court Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail, handing down its toughest penalty ever for "sadistic, cruel" rapes and murders by his troops in Central African Republic."The chamber sentences Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to a total of 18 years of imprisonment," said judge Sylvia Steiner as the once feared rebel leader, who has denied all culpability, sat in the courtroom, showing no emotion.Steiner said the former…
by AFP
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