International prosecutor urges Nigerian parties to refrain from violence ahead of elections

February 2, 2015 2:45 PM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has urged all parties in Nigeria's elections later this month to refrain from violence before, during and after the vote.

In a written statement, Fatou Bensouda said Monday she would send a team to Nigeria before the Feb. 14 election to "further engage with the authorities and encourage the prevention of crimes."

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