Africans tell ICC: Heads of state should not be tried

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African nations have agreed that sitting heads of state should not be put on trial by the International Criminal Court where Kenya’s leaders are in the dock, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said at a ministerial meeting. The ministers of the 54-member African Union also called for deferring the cases of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, the minister said after a meeting to discuss Africa’s relations with the court based in The Hague. “We have rejected the double standard that the ICC is applying in dispensing…

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