UN refuses to delay ICC trial of Kenya's leaders
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center-left, arrives for the burial ceremony of his nephew Mbugua Mwangi and Mwangi's fiancee Rosemary Wahito, who were both killed in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack, at the burial site in the village of Ichawara, Kenya. A new poll released Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 by Ipsos Synovate says two out of three people in Kenya want to see their president report to the International Criminal Court to respond to charges of crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council refused to delay the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's president and his deputy on crimes against humanity on Friday, opening a rift with the African Union which lobbied intensively for the year-long postponement.
The African-sponsored resolution to delay the trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto was voted down with seven "yes" votes and eight abstentions - short of the minimum nine "yes" votes needed for approval.
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