ICC Appeals Chamber acquits Mr Bemba from charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity

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Today, 8 June 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) decided, by majority, to acquit Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo from the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert, Presiding Judge in this appeal, read a summary of the Judgment during a public hearing. Mr Bemba will remain in detention on account of another case in which he has been convicted of offences against the administration of justice, pending a decision of Trial Chamber VII in that case.

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