Jun 9, 2018

Reuters | June 9, 2018 | ~ Congolese ex-Vice President Bemba acquitted of war crimes on appeal ~ | .. The Hague (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Friday overturned the war crimes conviction of former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a huge blow to prosecutors that could also impact politics in his home country .. | Blogger: The International Criminal Court (ICC) - CORRUPT!?... Was there political interference in the trial of Slobodan Milošević?... Is the International Criminal Court racist?... Many Africans supported establishing the ICC, believing that it was a court that would dispense justice without fear or favour. The ICC has spent the past 12 years proving that its critics were right. It has proved to be a deeply flawed, hypocritical and professionally incompetent institution that has done more than any American neoconservative to destroy whatever faith there may have been in the concept of international criminal justice. In so doing, the ICC has also shown itself to be institutionally racist, deliberately choosing to focus exclusively on Africa and Africans. From over 9,000 complaints about alleged crimes in over 139 countries on several continents, the ICC decided to indict 36 Africans within eight African countries (newint.org) ... |

FILE PHOTO: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is seen in a court room of the ICC in the Hague, the Netherlands, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/JERRY LAMPEN/Pool/File Photo
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