The International Criminal Court has begun the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto for alleged crimes against humanity.
Ruto appeared in court Tuesday in The Hague for the opening of the trial that is scheduled to last until November.
He is accused of helping orchestrate post-election violence in 2007 and 2008 that killed more than 1,000 people and drove more than a half-million others from their homes.
The deputy president is being tried alongside radio station executive Joshua Arap Song. Both men say they are innocent.
Prosecutors are scheduled to call 40 witnesses during the trial, with some appearing anonymously because of safety concerns.
The trial chamber consists of three judges, one each from Nigeria, the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is also accused of orchestrating post-election violence, is set to go on trial November 12.
On Thursday, Kenya's parliament passed a motion calling for the country to withdraw from the ICC. The court said the cases would continue despite Kenya's withdrawal, which would take about a year to officially complete.