ICC gives prosecutors week`s deadline to finalise Kenyatta trial

 The International Criminal Court on Wednesday gave prosecutors a final week either to strengthen or drop crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying a trial could not be postponed any longer.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 03, 2014, 20:59 PM IST

The Hague: The International Criminal Court on Wednesday gave prosecutors a final week either to strengthen or drop crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying a trial could not be postponed any longer.

"The Chamber directed the prosecution to file a notice, within a week, indicating either its withdrawal of the charges... or that the evidentiary basis has improved to a degree which would justify proceeding to trial," the Hague-based tribunal said in a statement.