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Kenya May Vote to Withdrawfrom ICC

Kenyan lawmakers are meeting Thursday to discuss whether to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, just two months before the trial of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

A withdrawal would not interrupt any trials already scheduled.

Kenya's president and deputy president, William Ruto, are due to go on trial for crimes against humanity in connection with a crackdown on thousands of post-election protesters following the 2008 elections
Charges include rape and targeting more than a thousand people.

Both Mr. Kenyatta and Ruto have denied the charges.

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