War crimes court seeks arrest of Kenyan
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of corrupting prosecution witnesses in the war crimes case against Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto.
Judge Cuno Tarfusser at the Hague, Netherlands-based court said Wednesday that 41-year-old Walter Basara is suspected of attempting to bribe a potential witness. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda alleged separately that she is investigating a "network of people who are trying to sabotage the case" against Ruto by interfering with prosecution witnesses.
Basara could not immediately be located in Kenya for comment. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 5 years.
Ruto has pleaded not guilty to charges of crimes against humanity for allegedly orchestrating violence in the aftermath of Kenya's 2007 presidential election. His trial resumed Wednesday after a 2-week recess.
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