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    Ex-Congo Vice President Bemba jailed for bribery

    The former Vice President of Congo, Bemba, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for bribing witnesses in his main trial.

    The sentenced was carried out by the war crimes judges, who also told him to pay a 300,000 Euro fine.

    The presiding judge, Bertram Schmitt told Bemba: "The chamber imposes on you, an additional 12 months, one year imprisonment."

    He added it must be served consecutively to an 18-year-term Bemba is already serving after being convicted of commanding war crimes by his marauding troops in the Central African Republic in 2002 to 2003.

    Source: Punch

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