War crimes judges on Thursday rejected an appeal by former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba against a bribery conviction, calling instead for a new jail term to be imposed. Photo: EPA

ICC war crimes judges deny former Congolese vice-president Bemba’s appeal, order new sentence

The 55-year-old had challenged his conviction, a one-year jail term and a fine for bribing defence witnesses to lie for him in his main trial

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War crimes judges on Thursday rejected an appeal by former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba against a bribery conviction, calling instead for a new jail term to be imposed. Photo: EPA
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