Report reaching this medium disclose that Pre-trial Chamber Two of the International Criminal Court (ICC), last Wednesday May 15th 2019, decided to postpone the confirmation of charges on Central African Republic's Alfred Yekatoum, till September 19th 2019.
Yekatoum is alleged of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the Central African Republic between the years 2013-14. The crimes that Alfred is to battle with if confirmed are: murder, torture, maltreatment, mutilation, attack against religion, enlistment of child solders, and displacement of the civilian population leading to the destruction of lives and property. The Prosecutor's request for the postponement of confirmation charges was made in respect to the need to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses, as well as to have sufficient evidence in order to establish substantial grounds against Alfred Yekatoum, as contained in the arrest warrant.; that if the charges are confirmed in full or in part, the case will be transferred to a trial chamber which will conduct the subsequent phase of the proceedings.
Read the original article on Foroyaa.
AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 600 news and information items daily from over 150 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.