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International Court To Decide Future Of Kenyan President Trial

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February 05, 2014 AT 12:34 AM
The fate of the politically fraught trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta could be decided on Wednesday, when prosecutors at the International Criminal Court plead for more time. Kenyatta's lawyers hope the case will be thrown out, putting an end to a trial that has driven a wedge between African countries, who criticize the ICC for targeting their continent, and the court's Western backers. The Kenyatta trial is crucial to the ICC, which has secured only one conviction and suffered a string of collapsed cases since it was set up 11 years ago. Kenya says the court risks destabilizing east Africa if it presses on with the charges.