William Ruto seeks to appeal evidence ruling at ICC

Mr William Ruto at the International Criminal Court on September 10, 2013. He wants to appeal a ruling that allowed the admission of prior statements recorded by hostile witnesses as evidence. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • His lawyer Karim Khan raises 11 issues that he hopes will convince the Trial Chamber judges to allow his team to contest last week’s ruling.
  • Mr Ruto’s co-accused Joshua arap Sang’s lawyer Katwa Kigen has also sought leave to appeal.

  • Mr Khan argues that the ruling poses a danger to his client since Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda argues that the statements are central to the charges of crimes against humanity against Mr Ruto.

  • He describes the statement as “hearsay, uncorroborated and second-hand”.

Deputy President William Ruto has sought permission to appeal an ICC ruling that poses a threat of new charges against him at The Hague.

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