Kenyan presidential contender seeks review of his ICC accusations

Extracted from: newspulse   April 18, 2013

(CNN) -- Lawyers for a leading Kenyan presidential contender want the International Criminal Court to take a step backward in his trial for alleged human rights violations, saying a crucial prosecution witness lied.

Uhuru Kenyatta is the current deputy prime minister and a frontrunner in the presidential election next month.

His defense is seeking a review of the case, saying doing so will avoid "a serious miscarriage" of justice.

ICC to present charges in Kenyan postelection violence Following the revelation about "OTP-4," the ICC dropped the witness from the proceedings, according to the defense.

Kenya had earlier challenged the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, saying its own authorities would investigate and prosecute the cases.

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Writer: Associated newspulse

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