Monday, November 22, 2010

Bemba Trial Begins Today in The Hague

Today marks the beginning of the trial for Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Mr. Bemba has been charged with two counts of crimes against humanity (rape and murder) and three counts of war crimes (rape, murder, and pillaging). For more information about the accused and the development of the trial check out the ICC Case Information Sheet.

The hearings will be held in open sessions and the proceedings can be streamed (with a 30-minute delay) on the ICC website. Here is the schedule of proceedings so you will be sure not to miss any part of the trial. This week proceedings are being held everyday starting at 9am EST. To watch the proceedings simply click the Video Streaming link under Courtroom I.

Check back often for new developments throughout the duration of this trial.

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