Central African Republic



ICC-01/05

Investigation

Situation in the Central African Republic


Referral  - 07.01.2005 
English - French

Decision to open investigation - 22.05.2007 
English - French



ICC-01/05 -01/08

Trial

The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo


Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo Born on 4 November 1962 in Bokada, Equateur Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Alleged President and Commander-in-chief of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (Movement for the Liberation of Congo) (MLC).
Prosecution application for a warrant of arrest 9 May 2008
Warrant of arrest issued by Pre-Trial Chamber III:
Issued under seal on 23 May 2008
Unsealed on 24 May 2008
Arrest by Belgian authorities 24 May 2008
Warrant of arrest replacing the one issued on 23 May 2008 10 June 2008
Initial appearance before Pre-Trial Chamber III 4 July 2008
Confirmation of charges hearing From 12 to 15 January 2009
Decision on the Confirmation of charges 15 June 2009
Commencement of trial 22 November 2010
Counts

Mr. Bemba is allegedly criminally responsible, as military commander, of
  • Two counts of crimes against humanity: murder (article 7(1)(a) of the Statute ) and rape (article 7(1)(g) of the Statute );
  • Three counts of war crime: murder (article 8(2)(c)(i) of the Statute); rape (article 8(2)(e)(vi) of the Statute); and pillaging (article 8(2)(e)(v) of the Statute).


ICC-01/05-01/13

Pre-Trial

The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido


 

 

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo Date of birth: 4 November 1962
Nationality: National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Current situation: Detained at the ICC detention centre in The Hague
Arrest warrant:
Issued under seal on 20 November 2013
Made public on 28 November 2013
Initial appearance: 27 November 2013

Aimé Kilolo Musamba

Date of birth: 1 January 1972
Nationality: National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Current situation: Detained at the ICC detention centre in The Hague
Arrest warrant:
Issued under seal on 20 November 2013
Made public on 28 November 2013
Transfer to the ICC: 25 November 2013
Initial appearance: 27 November 2013

Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo

Date of birth: 10 January 1979
Nationality: National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Current situation:  Detained by Dutch authorities following ICC arrest warrant
Arrest warrant:
Issued under seal on 20 November 2013
Made public on 28 November 2013

Fidèle Babala Wandu

Date of birth: 15 April 1956
Nationality: National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Current situation: Detained at the ICC detention centre in The Hague
Arrest warrant:
Issued under seal on 20 November 2013
Made public on 28 November 2013
Transfer to the ICC: 25 November 2013
Initial appearance: 27 November 2013

Narcisse Arido

Date of birth: 15 May 1978
Nationality: National of the Central African Republic
Current situation: Detained by French authorities following ICC arrest warrant
Arrest warrant:
Issued under seal on 20 November 2013
Made public on 28 November 2013

Charges

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo,Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido are allegedly criminally responsible for several offences against the administration of justice, including the following counts:

  • Presenting evidence that the party knows to be false or forged to the Court in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (article 70-1-b of the Statute) ;
  • Corruptly influencing a witness to provide false testimony in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (article 70-1-c of the Statute).