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Kenyatta case: Trial commencement date vacated; Status conference to be held on 5 February
Situation: The Republic of Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
On 23 January 2014, Trial Chamber V(b) of the
International Criminal Court (ICC) vacated the trial commencement date of 5
February 2014 in the case of The Prosecutor
v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. The Trial Chamber will hold a status conference
on Wednesday 5 February 2014 to address the issues raised by the parties and
participants in relation to the Prosecution request for a 3-month adjournment.
12 December 2013, the ICC Prosecutor filed a Notification
of the removal of a witness from the Prosecution’s witness list and application
for an adjournment of the provisional trial date, to which the Defence and
the Legal representatives of victims subsequently replied in writing.
Mr Kenyatta is charged, as an indirect
co-perpetrator, with five counts of crimes against humanity consisting of
murder, deportation or forcible transfer, rape, persecution and other inhumane
acts allegedly committed during the post-election violence in Kenya in
2007-2008. Charges were confirmed on 23 January 2012, and the case was committed
to trial before Trial Chamber V(b).
information on this case is available here.
vacating trial date of 5 February 2014, convening a status conference, and
addressing other procedural matters
further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson and Head of
Public Affairs Unit, International Criminal Court, by telephone at: +31 (0)70
515-9152 or +31 (0)6 46448938 or by e-mail at: [email protected].
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