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80 Witnesses Planned in Kenya Violence Trials

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors are planning to call dozens of witnesses in their cases against four well-known Kenyans accused of organizing deadly post-election violence in 2008. The four Kenyans include Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who is running for president in Kenya’s March 4 elections, and Mr. Kenyatta’s running mate William Ruto. In documents […]

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ICC Rejects Gbagbo Appeal

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court in the Hague has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to try former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity. The court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the former president, who was arrested in 2011 and is in custody at the Hague. Mr. Gbagbo faces four counts […]

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ICC Suspects Boko Haram of Crimes Against Humanity

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has accused Boko Haram militants of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria, mainly murder and persecution. The office of prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says there is a “reasonable basis” to believe Boko Haram has launched a “widespread and systematic attack” that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Christians and […]

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Former Ivory Coast First Lady Indicted by ICC

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has unsealed an indictment against Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, for crimes against humanity. The court made the indictment and arrest warrant for Mrs. Gbagbo public on Thursday. The charges against the former first lady include “murder, rape, other forms of sexual violence, other inhumane acts, […]

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ICC Chief Calls On Libya To Ensure Justice

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has called on Libya’s leadership to ensure that justice is served for all crimes committed during last year’s uprising. Libya’s new government will be sworn in Thursday in Tripoli. Fatou Bensouda told the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that the new government should not grant amnesty for […]

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ICC Postpones Gbagbo Hearing

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says it has postponed an August 13 hearing for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, pending a decision on whether he is healthy enough to appear. The court said Friday that, at the request of defense lawyers, three doctors have been appointed to assess Mr. Gbagbo. Mr. Gbagbo faces four counts […]

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International Criminal Court to Probe Mali Crisis

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court says it will launch a preliminary inquiry into the events that have taken place in Mali, where Islamist rebels have seized control of the country’s north. Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says the probe will determine whether to open a fuller investigation that could result in one or more persons being charged. […]

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ICC Issues Warrant For Rwandan Hutu Rebel Leader

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Rwandan Hutu militia leader accused of war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo . The court Friday said Sylvestre Mudacumura is wanted on five counts of crimes against humanity and nine counts of war crimes, including murder, rape and mutilation. Mudacumura is a […]

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ICC Sentences Congolese Warlord to 14 Years in Prison

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has sentenced Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers. The court in the Hague announced the penalty Tuesday, saying he is an educated individual who would have understood the “seriousness of the crimes.” Lubanga was found guilty of war crimes in March for recruiting and […]

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ICC Sentences Congolese Warlord to 14 Years in Prison

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has sentenced Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers. The court in the Hague announced the penalty Tuesday, saying he is an educated individual who would have understood the “seriousness of the crimes.” Lubanga was found guilty of war crimes in March for recruiting and […]

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