June 12, 2018 / 4:19 PM / 4 months ago

War crimes judges order release of Congolese ex-vice president Bemba

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday ordered the release of Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba following his acquittal last week on war crimes charges.

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

He will be freed in neighbouring Belgium, where his family lives, the court order said.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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