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Published October 31, 2013, 10:38 AM

Kenyan president's trial at ICC postponed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The International Criminal Court has postponed the trail of Kenya's president on crimes against humanity charges until next year, saying it deeply regrets the latest delay in the case.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The International Criminal Court has postponed the trail of Kenya's president on crimes against humanity charges until next year, saying it deeply regrets the latest delay in the case.

Judges said Thursday the case against Uhuru Kenyatta that had been scheduled to start Nov. 12 will now get underway Feb. 5.

Earlier, prosecutors said they would not oppose a delay, saying they needed time to investigate undisclosed issues raised by Kenyatta's defense attorneys.

Kenyatta is charged as an "indirect co-perpetrator" with murder, deportation, rape, persecution and inhumane acts allegedly committed by his supporters in postelection violence that left more than 1,000 people dead in late 2007 and early 2008.

Kenyatta, who was elected president earlier this year even though he had been indicted by the ICC, insists he is innocent.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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