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ICC concerned over killing of potential Kenya witness
January 7, 2015
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the killing of a man who was a potential witness in the trial of Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto . Meshack Yebei was abducted late in December and found dead on January. ICC Registrar Herman von Hebel said that the ICC "s....... [more]

US embassy bombing suspect dies in hospital
January 3, 2015
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. The Department of Justice confirmed his death citing....... [more]

Kenya high court suspends sections of anti-terrorism law
January 2, 2015
The High Court of Kenya on Friday suspended eight sections of the controversial new anti-terrorism law until a legal challenge by the opposition is heard by the court. The Security Laws (Amendment) Act of 2014, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, was passed by the Kenyan Parliament two weeks ago a....... [more]

Kenyan anti-terror law challenged in court
December 24, 2014
Kenya's opposition coalition, including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, filed suit on Tuesday challenging the nation's new anti-terrorism law. The law, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last Thursday, allows security services to detain suspected criminals without charge for up to 360 days and....... [more]

Kenya parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law
December 20, 2014
Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a sweeping new anti-terrorism law after some of its members engaged in a shoving match that led to blows being exchanged. Those opposed to the bill, citing violations of free speech and other civil liberties, shouted, threw water, and even threw books at the Spe....... [more]

ICC drops crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president
December 5, 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dropped the charges of murder, rape, persecution, deportation and other inhumane acts against Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on Friday. This action comes after an ICC trial chamber order on Wednesday that required the prosecutor to....... [more]

ICC refuses to dismiss or delay Kenyatta case
December 4, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday denied both the prosecution's request for further adjournment and the defense's request to terminate the proceedings in the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The ICC then instructed the prosecution to file a notice within one week "indi....... [more]

UN SG praises campaign to end female genital mutilation
October 30, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday praised the launch of a global media campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) stating that "nding FGM is part of the UN's unwavering campaign for the health, human rights and empowerment of women and girls." The Secretary-General acknowledged ant....... [more]

Kenya president calls for ICC case to be dropped
October 8, 2014
Lawyers for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday asked that the International Criminal Court (ICC) drop the case against the leader for crimes against humanity and acquit him, arguing that the prosecution does not have adequate evidence to prove its case. Kenyatta's appearance at the status....... [more]

ICC orders status conference in Kenyatta trial for October 7 and 8
October 4, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday ordered a status conference for October 7 and 8 in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to attend with over 150 members of the Kenyan Parliament. The hearings will be held to discuss the status....... [more]

ICC: Kenya president must attend hearing
October 1, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday found that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear in court for his hearing next week, rejecting a request by the leader to be excused due to scheduling conflicts. The ICC stated that the case had reached a "critical juncture" and that "the req....... [more]




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