ICC judges agree to withdrawal of Kenyatta charges

March 13, 2015 3:15 PM

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ICC judges agree to withdrawal of Kenyatta charges

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court agreed on Friday to withdraw charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, ending the global war crimes court's highest-profile case before it reached trial, but leaving room for it to be revived.

Prosecutors last year asked judges for permission to drop their charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta, whom they accused in 2011 of stoking ethnic violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential election.

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