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Mixed reactions trail Congolese warlord's conviction overturn

Mixed reactions trail Congolese warlord's conviction overturn

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Mixed reactions continue to trail the acquittal of former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba. Bemba’s convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity were overturned by a majority at the

appeals chamber of the international criminal court in the Hague on Friday.

At the end of his original trial in 2016, the court had found the 55-year-old warlord guilty and ruled that he had commanded a militia that committed mass murder, rape and pillage in neighbouring

Central African Republic, between October 2002 and March 2003.

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