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Congolese Ex-Vice President Gets 18 Years for War Crimes

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in prison for murder, rape and pillaging committed by his troops in Central African Republic more than a decade ago. Presiding judge Sylvia Steiner read out the sentence at the end of the short hearing as Jean-Pierre Bemba, wearing a dark suit and blue tie, listened intently.  She said Bemba will get credit for the eight years he has already spent in...

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