ICC sets new date for trial of Kenyan President

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President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta of Kenya.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has set 12 November 2013 as the new date for the start of the trial of the newly elected president of Kenya.

President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta of Kenya is charged, as an indirect co-perpetrator, with five counts of crimes against humanity.

They consist of murder, deportation or forcible transfer, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts allegedly committed during the post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008.

The trial was originally scheduled to start on 9 July but in late April the Court determined that the Defence should be granted additional time to prepare for trial due to delays by the Prosecution in disclosing its evidence.

The ICC judges say the new date was set taking into account the Defence's need for adequate time to prepare its case as well as scheduling and logistical considerations.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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