Kenyan deputy president must attend his trial – ICC judges

2013-10-25 15:07

The Hague – Kenya Deputy President William Ruto must attend all sessions of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) unless specifically excused, appeals judges ruled today, putting the court at odds with Kenya and the African Union (AU).

“The absence of the accused can only take place in exceptional circumstances and must not become the rule,” ICC president Sang-Hyun Song said, overturning a decision that had promised to defuse growing tension between the court and Kenya and its allies in Africa. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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