The AU summit ended Monday night in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African leaders in attendance endorsed Kenya’s request that the UN security council defer cases against six of its citizens at the ICC. The Daily Nation reports:
Kenya’s appeal for a suspension of ICC prosecution against six alleged sponsors of the 2007-2008 post-election violence was unanimously endorsed by African leaders.
The African Union summit, which ended Monday evening at 10pm, inked its decision and requested United Nations Security Council to accede to the Kenyan request.
African Union Chief Jean Ping told reporters at the late-hour news conference in Addis Ababa that the summit approved Kenya’s request, calling for a suspension of the trials by ICC for a year.