Bemba Trial Summary

17 – 28 September and Status Conference


Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo ,born in 1962 Bokada Equateur Province , a national of the DRC .He is the alleged president and commander-in-chief of the Mouvement pour la libération du Congo (Movement for the Liberation of  the Congo) (MLC).

SITUATION : Central African Republic
CASE : 01/05-01/08 – The Prosecutor vs. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo
HEARING : Trial Proceedings
CHAMBER : Trial Chamber III- Judge Sylvia Steiner (Presiding Judge), Judge Joyce Aluoch and Judge Kuniko Ozaki
PARTIES : OTP – Ms. Bensouda, Ms. Kneuer and team
DEFENCE :  Mr. Aimé Kilolo-Musamba, Mr. Peter Haynes and team
PARTICIPANTS : 4121 victims represented by Legal representatives for victims.
LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES FOR VICTIMS : Ms. Marie Edith Douzima-Lawson and Mr. Assingambi Zarambaud
ALLEGED CRIMES : Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo is allegedly responsible, as military commander of :

* Crimes against humanity: Murder and rape.
* War crimes : Murder, rape and pillaging.

START OF TRIAL: 22 November 2010

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