Ex-Congo vice president Bemba jailed for bribery


War crimes judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to one-year imprisonment for bribing witnesses in his main trial.

The judges also ordered him to pay a 300,000 euro fine.

“The chamber imposes on you an additional 12 months, one-year imprisonment,” presiding judge Bertram Schmitt told Bemba.

He added it must be served consecutively to an 18-year-term Bemba is already serving after being convicted of commanding war crimes by his marauding troops in the Central African Republic in 2002 to 2003.

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