ICC says Kenya president can skip parts of trial

2013-10-19 08:26
Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta. (File, AFP)

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta. (File, AFP)

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The Hague - Judges at the International Criminal Court say Kenya's president can stay at home to carry out his duties as head of state for large parts of his crimes against humanity trial.

Uhuru Kenyatta is due to go on trial in The Hague from November 12 on charges of orchestrating deadly violence in the aftermath of his country's 2007 elections. He insists he is innocent.

A majority of the judges hearing the case said Friday that Kenyatta has to be present for opening and closing statements, hearings where victims "present their views and concerns in person," the verdict, and "any other attendance ordered by the chamber."

Kenyatta has pledged to cooperate with the court, but privately members of his government have said they don't believe he will report to The Hague.

Read more on:    icc  |  uhuru kenyatta  |  the netherlands  |  kenya  |  human rights

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