Saturday, October 3, 2009

Justice Awaits those Involved in Killings Following 2007 Elections

International court to handle Kenya post-election violence
CNN's David McKenzie contributed to this report.

"Kenya's coalition government promised action after more than 1,000 people were killed following a disputed election in December 2007. Hundreds of thousands were displaced amid the bloodshed. One of the chief promises was the formation of a tribunal to try the perpetrators of that violence.

Now that Kenya has missed the deadline, Moreno-Ocampo [chief prosecutor of the International Court], announced a plan to address the issue.
In the statement, he said the International Criminal Court would prosecute those most responsible, and other perpetrators would be subject to 'national accountability proceedings as defined by the Kenyan Parliament, such as a Special Tribunal.'"

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