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Lawyer Appeals for Release of Former Congo Vice President

A lawyer for former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba urged International Criminal Court judges Tuesday to release him immediately following his acquittal last week on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes and the overturning of his 18-year sentence.   "We respectfully submit that there is no legal or objective justification to separate Mr. Bemba from his family for one day further," his lawyer Melinda Taylor told judges. "We therefore request that...

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