ICC Bemba case: Appeal court overturns conviction

In 2016, the ICC found Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes and handed him an 18-year prison sentence.

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    Supporters of Jean-Pierre Bemba have been celebrating after the former Congolese vice president's war crimes convictions were overturned.

    A majority of judges a the International Criminal Court ruled that Bemba could not be held responsible for the horrific acts of his militia, in 2002.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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