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Ruto ICC trial takes long break

Deputy President William Ruto during a past appearance at the ICC. The trial of his case and that journalist Joshua arap Sang in The Hague has taken a one-month break

Deputy President William Ruto during a past appearance at the ICC. The trial of his case and that journalist Joshua arap Sang in The Hague has taken a one-month break

The trial of Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang in The Hague has taken a one-month break.

The hearings adjourned last week after the testimony of Mr Lars Bromley, a geospatial analyst from the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme.

Mr Bromley testified on four expert reports with analyses of satellite images of arson and destruction of buildings during the 2008 post-election violence, which he had prepared for the prosecution.

Resume

Mr Karim Khan, who represents Mr Ruto, told the Daily Nation in a short text message: “We resume on May 12.”

This week, the court is expected to take its annual spring judicial recess, from April 18 to 28. No hearings have been scheduled during this period.

So far, 16 prosecution witnesses have testified in the duo’s trial for crimes against humanity including murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution.

The prosecution had indicated that it had more than 40 witnesses who include victims and experts.

Nation

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