Congo (DRC)

    Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo should remain in the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) until the start of his trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Court's Prosecutor stated as he appealed the decision to the former Congolese leader a temporary release. On Aug. 14, the Court decided to grant Bemba's the request for interim release, albeit under conditions. The former vice-president of the Congo (DRC) faces charges for alleged crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) between October 2002 and March 2003, including rape, murder and pillaging. Bemba will be released once the conditions have been set, and it has been determined which country will take him in until his trial, a date for which has not yet been set. (UN News Service)

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