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International court sentences Congo politician Bemba to time served

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International court sentences Congo politician Bemba to time served

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba to a 300,000 euro fine and a 12 month sentence for witness tampering, but his sentence was reduced to zero due to time served.

Bemba was acquitted of war crimes on appeal in June but was convicted on the lesser charge of witness tampering during his trial. Bemba has been barred from standing in December's presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo in December because of the conviction.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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