ICC Prosectutions narrowed down?; Witness Protection and UN Sanctions?

US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephan Rapp says in Nairobi that the US will offer unspecified assistance in protecting witnesses to the post-election violence in the event that the ICC elects to proceed with an investigation, in the linked VOA report.   In the Daily Nation report of Rapp’s visit to Nairobi, the Ambassador says that Ocampo would be expected to prosecute “four to six” key instigators of post-election violence (assuming the ICC itself gives the go ahead to formally investigate); and that the evidence against these four to six is strong.

The Ambassador also said that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga had definitely been in Kenya and that Kenya could face UN sanctions by the end of the year if it “continues to serve as an obstacle” to his arrest.

Nick Wadhams in Time on growing threats against election violence witnesses.

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