Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Now happening at the ICC

William Ruto has only 40 pages to dismantle the ICC case against him as he seeks acquittal over his crimes against humanity charges without having to mount a defence. This, after the judges declined to extend the page limit of the no-case-to-answer motion to 100, despite pleas by Ruto and his co-accused Joshua arap Sang that documentary evidence and the testimony of hostile witnesses would complicate the exercise.

The decision puts the two defendants in a tight spot, as they will have to demolish the testimony of 30 prosecution witnesses as well as documentary evidence–including the recently admitted Waki Commission Report–in just 40 pages.

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