The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor arrived today in Libya amid a dispute between the North African nation and the Hague-based court about who should try deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam.
The African Union’s top official backed a push by Kenya to try six people suspected of instigating post-election violence in a domestic court, saying the International Criminal Court ’s pursuit of the case is undermining African support for the tribunal.
The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said he’s in indirect contact with Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the son and heir-apparent of the dead former Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi. He urged the fugitive to surrender.
The International Criminal Court ordered four Kenyans, including Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and fellow presidential candidate William Ruto, to face charges of crimes against humanity over post-election violence in 2008.
It took a video going “viral” of a Libyan woman being dragged from a Tripoli hotel -- shouting that she’d been raped for two days by 15 men -- to put a face and name to a weapon of war that dates back at least to the founding of ancient Rome.
Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and two officials appeared at the International Criminal Court in a hearing to confirm charges of crimes against humanity committed during violence after the 2007 election.
By Mary Beth Sheridan Sept. 15 (Washington Post) -- The Obama administration, worried that an upcoming referendum in Sudan could lead to renewed bloodshed, has begun an urgent diplomatic effort to rescue the American-backed peace plan there. President Obama will meet with two of Sudan's leaders next week at the United Nations, in the first such contact of his presidency. The Sept. 24 session comes less than four months before a referendum on independence for southern Sudan. U.S. officials are pressing the country's Islamist government to step up preparations for the vote. Those preparations have been running well behind schedule, and many fear that a botched election could lead to a resumption of the 21-year conflict. Sudanese advocacy groups, which have assailed Obama for a lack of action on a key theme from his presidential campaign, welcomed the news. "This is one of those every-once-in-a-while opportunities to
Erick Kioko says it would take a miracle for his three attackers to face punishment for hacking off his left arm with a machete during the ethnic violence that followed Kenya’s disputed presidential election four years ago.