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Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Kooren


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday concluded that former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba coached defence witnesses and paid bribes to influence the outcome of his trial.

Judges at the ICC said 14 key witnesses had been coached about what to say and that Bemba and four other defendants had conspired to present false evidence to the court.

(Reporting By Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Hugh Lawson)


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