The trial of Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and former journalist Joshua arap Sang at the International Criminal Court (ICC) was held over two sessions on Friday, which were conducted entirely in private session.
After the two sessions the court adjourned for the day, and there has been no official communication on whether Witness 727 testified on Friday. The witness had been scheduled to testify since Monday under an order issued by Trial Chamber V (a), but he had not done so by Wednesday. On Tuesday, Witness 727’s lawyer said the witness was in hiding because he feared for his life.
Ruto and Sang have been on trial since September 2013 for their alleged roles in the violence that followed the December 2007 presidential poll. They each face three counts of crimes against humanity.