ICC Partially Excuses Kenyan Leader from Trial

The International Criminal Court says Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will not have to attend all parts of his trial on charges of crimes against humanity.

In a ruling issued Friday, ICC judges say Kenyatta must be present for all opening and closing statements, the delivery of the verdict, and when his alleged victims “present their views and concerns in person.”

It says he is excused from attending other parts of his trial, so he can perform his duties as president of Kenya.