Kenya: African Union’s request for the United Nations Security Council to defer the trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto

In this open letter, Amnesty International urges the United Nations Security Council to decline the request by the African Union for the deferral of the International Criminal Court’s trials of Kenya’s President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Deputy President Samoei William Ruto. President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto are accused by the ICC of being responsible as “indirect co-perpetrators” for crimes against humanity committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence. More than 1000 Kenyans were killed and more than 600,000 displaced during the violence.

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