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The Supreme Court of DRK has forbidden the former vice-president to participate in elections - RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


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MOSCOW, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has passed the decision according to which the former vice-president of the country Jean-Pierre Bemba can't participate in presidential elections in December, 2018, the RIA Novosti Africanews.© TV channel RIA Novosti Sysoyev reports to Pass into an image bank Belgium has agreed to accept the former vice-president of DRK released МУСПо to data of TV channel, has been refused to Bembe participation because of the charges of "bribery of witnesses" which are earlier shown by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that is equated in DRK to charge of corruption. Earlier it was reported that after return to Bemba's DRK I planned to make the nomination for participation in presidential elections. In March, 2017 Bemba has been sentenced to 18 years of prison on charges of war crimes during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003. Then the court has decided that Bemba has allowed "The movement for liberation of Congo" (Movement for the Liberation of Congo — MLC) at the head of which he was, to commit brutal crimes against civilians in the neighboring CAR. Then the court has added to a sentence one more year for bribery of witnesses. It was reported later that MUS has dismissed with Bemby charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, at the beginning of August, 2018 the former vice-president has returned to DRK.

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