ICC rejects request to hold trial of Kenya's Ruto

"While in principle in favour of bringing the ICC's proceedings closer to the affected communities, concluded that the proceedings in this instance shall be held at the ICC's headquarters," the court said in a statement.

ICC rejects request to hold trial of Kenya's Ruto

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kenyan deputy president William Ruto's trial on charges of crimes against humanity will be opened in The Hague, the International Criminal Court said on Monday, after judges turned down his request that his trial be moved to Africa.

"While in principle in favour of bringing the ICC's proceedings closer to the affected communities, concluded that the proceedings in this instance shall be held at the ICC's headquarters," the court said in a statement, adding that judges had considered factors including cost and security.

Ruto, who along with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is accused of helping orchestrate post-election violence five years ago in which 1,200 people died, had asked that his trial be held closer to home. Kenyatta has made a similar request, on which judges have not yet ruled.

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