ICC prosecutor has previously sought to examine possible atrocities by the Taliban, Afghan government forces, and US forces, mostly between 2003-2004.
A demonstrator was shot at a banned march in the eastern city of Goma. Police forces try to break up marches in different cities of the country.
Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba last week filed an application asking judges at the global court to award him a total of $76.5 million (68 million euros) for what he called a miscarriage of justice.
The ICC's selective justice that seeks to primarily punish African leaders is ineffective and unjust. The only way for African nations to get out from under the court's impunity is to build their mechanisms for accountability.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) handed Jean-Pierre Bemba a $350,000 (300,000 euros) fine and a 12-month sentence over witness tampering in a previous hearing on war crimes.
Former rebel leader and DRC vice president, Jean-Pierre Bemba launched his bid for the country's presidency in Kinshasa. But opposition leader, Moise Katumbi has been barred from the country.
Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is planning to submit his candidacy in the presidential election in December after spending 10 years in a prison. His supporters who took to the streets to welcome him home were met with tear gas.
Acquitted of war crimes and crimes against humanity, International Criminal Court judges ordered the release of Jean-Pierre Bemba with conditions pending final sentencing for witness tampering, which could extend his detention, but only by months.
International Criminal Court appeals judges overturned on Friday the convictions of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in the Central African Republic.
International judges will on June 8, 2018, hand down a verdict in the appeal of disgraced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, fighting his conviction for war crimes and an 18-year jail term.
Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba was serving an 18-year prison term for war crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic in 2002-2003.
The Gambia's information minister calls the ICC the "International Caucasian Court'' and wants nothing to do with it. Other African countries feel the same as two more have begun the process of pulling out.
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