VOAvideo | November 22, 2010 - Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo,went on trial Monday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The crimes were allegedly committed by his militia, The Movement for the Liberation of Congo, after they crossed into the Central African Republic in 2002. Mariama Diallo reports.
Former DR Congo leader faces trial ::
AlJazeeraEnglish | November 22, 2010 - Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has gone on trial for rape and murder allegedly committed by his troops in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).
The 48 year old pleaded not guilty as the trial began at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Monday.
Bemba is charged with three counts of war crimes and two counts of crimes against humanity for the alleged atrocities by about 1,500 fighters of his Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) between October 2002 and March 2003.
Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull from the Netherlands, where the trial is being held.