India Conviction of Vital Kamerhe in the DRC: the UNC expresses its "dismay"
American sanctions against the ICC: France expresses its "dismay"
Donald Trump announced Thursday economic sanctions to dissuade the International Criminal Court from prosecuting American soldiers engaged in Afghanistan. © afp.com/Mohamed el-Shahed The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, in September 2019. France expressed Friday its "dismay" after the American decision to authorize the imposition of sanctions against staff of the International Criminal Court (ICC). "This decision represents a serious attack on the Court (...) and, beyond that, a
The party of Vital Kamerhe reacts after the condemnation of the latter to 20 years of forced labor for the embezzlement of several tens of millions of dollars as part of the "100 days program" of the Congolese head of state. The lawyers for Félix Tshisekedi's chief of staff have already announced their intention to appeal this judgment at first instance. The Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) says it still believes in the innocence of its president and supports its appeal.
Note that relatives of Vital Kamerhe, wife, daughter-in-law and nephew, who were only witnesses, should have their accounts and some of their properties seized.
Fictitious jobs: François Fillon sentenced to five years in prison, two of which close .
François Fillon and his wife Penelope were found guilty of "embezzlement of public funds" on Monday. The former prime minister has been declared ineligible for ten years. The couple appeal. © Copyright 2020, L'Obs François Fillon and his wife Penelope were found guilty this Monday, June 29 in the fictitious jobs case that had poisoned the presidential campaign of the right-wing candidate in 2017.