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Bemba ICC case: Judges due to deliver appeal verdict

Judges from the International Criminal Court are due to give their verdict on Jean-Pierre Bemba's appeal against his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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    The Congolese businessman became vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003.

    But the year before, when he was a rebel leader, Bemba is accused of failing to stop his private army - known as the MLC - from waging a campaign of rape, murder and pillage against civilians in neighbouring Central African Republic.

    The former Congolese rebel leader was given 18 years in jail in what was hailed as a landmark ruling.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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