Monday, November 22, 2010

Bemba trial begins

"The war crimes trial of Congolese former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has begun at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague." - source: The BBC.

Consider me amazed that he went to trial. Back in August, 2009, I wasn't convinced he would. Good to say I was overconcerned, because this case really *needed* to go all the way to trial:
"The MLC is the army of and owned by Jean-Pierre Bemba. Jean-Pierre Bemba created it, to make money and to make power ... and that is the point for us: you will not make money or power by committing atrocities. You will be jailed," Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said outside the court.
- source: Reuters.
Now to make the charges stick...

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