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Kenya's President Seeks Dismissal of ICC Trial

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is attempting to stop his upcoming trial at the International Criminal Court . In a request filed with the court on Thursday, Kenyatta's lawyers called for an end to the case, citing evidence of wide-ranging abuses, including witness intimidation.

The Kenyan president is due to go on trial on November 12. He faces charges of crimes against humanity for allegedly orchestrating post-election violence in 2007 and 2008.

The unrest left more than 1,000 people dead and displaced more than a half-million from their homes.

The ICC has already begun proceedings for Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, who also faces charges of crimes against humanity.

Ruto and a co-defendant, radio station executive Joshua Arap Sang, have pleaded not-guilty to the ICC charges.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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