Kenya/ICC: Kenyatta hearing – human rights experts available for interview

Amnesty International’s experts present in court at a hearing on the case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta are available for interview.

President Kenyatta is facing charges of crimes against humanity in relation to his role in the killing of more than 1,000 people and the forced displacement of some 600,000 during the country’s post-election violence in late 2007.

“The case against Kenyatta is at a crossroads. If it proceeds to trial, it will be an historical opportunity for the many victims of the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in 2007 to finally see some justice. However, with no trials having been initiated in Kenya, the hundreds of thousands of victims of the country’s post-election violence remain without justice,” said Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International in East Africa.

Talking points:

• Human rights violations during Kenya’s post-election violence in late 2007 and early 2008.

• The role of international courts in trying those responsible for human rights violations.

• Human rights and legal implications of any outcomes of the status conference

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Amnesty International’s press office on: +44 207 413 5566 or [email protected]