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Ex-Congo VP and warlord Bemba sentenced to extra year for bribing witnesses

“The type of sentence, whether heavy or light, will send a clear message about the gravity of the crime,” said Mariana Pena, from the Open Society Justice Initiative, an international law advocacy group. Jean-Pierre Bemba was found guilty of bribing witnesses in what judges at the Hague-based International Criminal Court described as “clear and downright criminal behaviour.” ……

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Ex-Congo VP and warlord Bemba sentenced to extra year for bribing witnesses

“The type of sentence, whether heavy or light, will send a clear message about the gravity of the crime,” said Mariana Pena, from the Open Society Justice Initiative, an international law advocacy group. Jean-Pierre Bemba was found guilty of bribing witnesses in what judges at the Hague-based International Criminal Court described as “clear and downright criminal behaviour.” ……

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South Korea begins raising sunken Sewol ferry

Salvage operators began raising South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry Wednesday, officials said, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-hye. Emotional parents of victims, the vast majority of the dead in the country’s worst-ever maritime tragedy were schoolchildren, urged people to pray for a successful recovery. The ...

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South Korea begins raising sunken Sewol ferry

Salvage operators began raising South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry Wednesday, officials said, nearly three years after the disaster killed more than 300 people and dealt a crippling blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-hye. Emotional parents of victims, the vast majority of the dead in the country’s worst-ever maritime tragedy were schoolchildren, urged people to pray for a successful recovery. The ...

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