war crimes trial of DR Congo's Bemba gets under way

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The Democratic Republic of Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial before the International Criminal Court here Monday on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Bemba is specifically charged with three counts of war crimes and two of crimes against humanity for the alleged atrocities of about 1,500 fighters of his Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) between October 2002 and March 2003 in the Central African Republic.

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