ICC Sets Date To Confirm Ocampo Six Charges


viagra buy geneva; font-size: small; background-color: white;”>ICC said in a statement released today afternoon:

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“Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will issue its decisions to confirm or decline to confirm the charges in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang and in the case of The Prosecutor v. Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali.”

The ICC further notes “the confirmation of charges hearings in these two cases were held from 1 to 8 September 2011 and from 21 September to 5 October 2011, respectively.”

The decisions will be notified in writing to the parties and participants in both cases. “Thereafter, the Judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II will appear publicly in Courtroom I at 11:30 (The Hague time) for the sole purpose of informing the public about the outcome of their decisions,” the statement reads.

Neither the parties nor the participants will be present in the Courtroom during this public appearance,” the statement concludes.

The move comes at a time when Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo is under criticism over his remarks on the fate of presidential bids by Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto if charges facing them at the ICC are confirmed.

Mr Kilonzo on Wednesday accused the two of “impunity” for declaring that they would not drop their presidential ambitions regardless of the much-awaited ruling on their cases arising from the 2007/8 post-election violence.

“It’s unfortunate they appear to say that Chapter Six has no meaning and also ridiculous that they appear to say that the Public Officer Ethics Act has no meaning. They should listen to careful legal advice,” he stated.

Mr Affey distanced the Wiper Democratic Movement from Mr Kilonzo’s statement, saying it was personal, Daily Nation reports.

“It should be treated as a personal statement. He should also desist from commenting on matters that fall under the domain of the ICC; he is not the court,” Mr Affey said.


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