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Sunday, September 30, 2012

ICC announced prosecution of suspects for Kenya 2007 post-election violence
Kimberly Bennett at 12:00 AM ET

On September 30, 2009, International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced that the court would be prosecuting those responsible for 2007 post-election violence in Kenya because of the country's failure to establish its own tribunal. Because Kenya is a signatory to the Rome Statute, the ICC had jurisdiction over the case in the event that Kenya could not establish an appropriate tribunal. The trials against the four defendants are set to begin in April 2013. The combined charges include rape, murder, forcible transfer and persecution.

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