[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday excused [ICC statement] Kenyan deputy president William Ruto [ICC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] from trial proceedings for one week in order for him to return to Kenya to help respond to the terrorist attack at a Nairobi shopping mall on Saturday. Ruto's lawyers filed an urgent motion [text, PDF] asking for proceedings against Ruto to be adjourned [JURIST report], arguing that Ruto as, "the serving Deputy President of Kenya, is required to return...

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