Six suspects made appearances at initial hearings in The Hague in response to summonses to appear issued in March. The Pre-Trial Chamber set for September 1 and September 21 for separate confirmation of charges hearings for the two cases. The appearance followed an application by Kenyan government on March 31 requesting the judges to rule that cases are inadmissible. The two cases are against Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali; and William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang. The ICC Prosecutor alleged that the six individuals are criminally responsible for crimes against humanity in post-election violence in Kenya in 2007 and 2008.
Photo: Initial appearance of suspects (from left to right) Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Mohammed Hussein Ali at the ICC. © ICC-CPI/AP/Bas Czerwinski. More photos of the hearings: April 7 and April 8.