Background to the Jean-Pierre Bemba case

Like Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 13:10

This timeline is based on an overview of Bemba's trial prepared by the International Justice Monitor.

 

 

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Dear Francis, Thanks for your questions. We tried to answer them as best as possible here: https://justicehub.org/article/you-q-we-bemba-case

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 14:32
Anonymous
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Thanks Francis, we'll take your questions and find clear answers for you next week. Watch this space! JH

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 09:28
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Francis

Thanks @Sophie, I tried to read some information bout todays hearing but, hearing the prosecutor's stating that Bemba knew or at least he should have known that his soldiers would commit these crimes but he did not do anything to stop them. My question is, could Bemba be able to have an effective control of soldiers far from his headquarter in another country? Is there a confusion between Bemba's responsibility in Dr Congo and CAR? I reasonably think that in this trial, we should have seen at least two or more CAR authorities(Patasse side and Bozize side). In fact, there was war between Patasse and Bozize( if I am not becoming stupid, both had an effective control of soldiers in the battlefield) Why prosecutors are focused in Bemba? I think that if Bemba is guilty, that means that when a country sends soldiers under United Nations mission, and if some of them commit crimes, the president of their country of origin will be judged as commander in chef and put in jail.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 23:32
Anonymous
Sophie

@Francis We'll cover the final statements today and tomorrow (Nov 12 and 13) and will keep you informed, also via Twitter @justicehub The defense will probably repeat the arguments you just made about Patasse. After tomorrow it's up to the judges to decide on Bemba's faith. S

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:29
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Francis

Bemba's troops were invited by former President Patassé to help him when facing Bozize's rebellion against his power. ICC's Prosecutor pursues Bemba, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo who provided troops to Patassé( the CAR President in that time) as co-author of alleged crimes. Where the other co-authors? Why does not the prosecutor pursue Patassé or one of his military commanders? Because, It is reasonable to think that as Congolese troops, Bemba's soldiers where led in CAR by CAR's government officers. I am trying to figure out what happen at ICC in this case, but my mind is blocked. Could anybody help to find out what happen?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 00:37
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