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War crimes court drops charges in Kenya Ruto case

By AFP

Added 5th April 2016 06:59 PM

Ruto's defence team filed a motion calling for the charges to be dismissed, arguing prosecutors had failed to prove he was involved in the post-polls violence

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This file photo taken on September 10, 2013 shows Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto (R) reacting as he sits in the courtroom before his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on charges of co-orchestrating a post-election bloodbath five years before. The ICC declared on April 5, 2016 a 'mistrial' in the case against Ruto for his alleged role in post-election turmoil. AFP / POOL / MICHAEL KOOREN

Ruto's defence team filed a motion calling for the charges to be dismissed, arguing prosecutors had failed to prove he was involved in the post-polls violence

War crimes judges on Tuesday dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto over his alleged role in post-election turmoil after 2007 ballots, but left open the possibility of an appeal.

"The charges against the accused are vacated and the accused discharged without prejudice to their prosecution afresh in the future," the judges at the International Criminal Court said in a majority decision.

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