Burundi becomes 1st to leave International Criminal Court

FILE – In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, a young boy joins other onlookers at the scene where five dead bodies, seen behind, were found in a street in the Cibitoke neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura, Burundi. An International Criminal Court spokesman confirmed Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 that Burundi is becoming the first country to withdraw from the court with effect Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world’s worst atrocities. (AP Photo, File)


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