June 12, 2018 / 4:00 PM / 4 months ago

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

THE HAGUE, June 12 (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.

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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