Jean-Pierre Bemba

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Congo Leader's War Crimes Trial Starts in Hague

Ex-VP Bemba accused of leading murderous militia in 2002

(Newser) - Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial in The Hague today for war crimes, becoming the highest-ranking official to face the International Criminal Court. He's accused of leading a militia that raped, murdered, and tortured victims in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003, the New York Times reports....

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