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Former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba in court on false evidence charges

  • Former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba smiles while waiting for the start of his trial, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker appeared at the International Criminal Court to face allegations they conspired to present false evidence at Bemba's trial.  (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    Former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba smiles while waiting for the start of his trial, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker appeared at the International Criminal Court to face allegations they conspired to present false evidence at Bemba's trial. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba takes his seat, at the start of his trial, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker appeared at the International Criminal Court to face allegations they conspired to present false evidence at Bemba's trial.  (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    Former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba takes his seat, at the start of his trial, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker appeared at the International Criminal Court to face allegations they conspired to present false evidence at Bemba's trial. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Congolese lawmaker Fidele Babala Wandu, center, talks to his defense team as he, former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and his attorney appear at the International Criminal Court The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker appeared at the International Criminal Court to face allegations they conspired to present false evidence at Bemba's trial. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    Congolese lawmaker Fidele Babala Wandu, center, talks to his defense team as he, former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba and his attorney appear at the International Criminal Court The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013. Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker appeared at the International Criminal Court to face allegations they conspired to present false evidence at Bemba's trial. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A former Congo vice president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has appeared in court on charges of conspiring with his lawyer and others to present false evidence in his ongoing trial on charges including murder, rape and pillaging in Central African Republic.

Bemba was in court Wednesday with his lawyer, Aime Kilolo, and Fidele Babala, a member of Bemba's political group, to confirm their identities and that they understand the charges. None had to enter pleas.

Bemba told Judge Cuno Tarfusser, "as far as I am concerned, I have acted in good faith."

Two other suspects, a witness in Bemba's trial and his legal case manager, have been arrested but not yet transferred to The Hague.

Bemba served as one of Congo's four vice presidents between 2003 and 2006.