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International Criminal Court Burundi to leave war crimes court one year from Oct. 27 - UN envoy

Burundi becomes the second country to quit The Hague-based court after South Africa submitted its withdrawal

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza addresses a news conference in the capital Bujumbura play Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza addresses a news conference attended by the visiting United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not seen in picture) in the capital Bujumbura February 23, 2016. (REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana)

Burundi's Justice Minister Aimée Laurentine Kanyana notified the United Nations on Thursday of the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which will take effect one year from Oct. 27, Burundi's U.N. Ambassador Albert Shingiro said.

Shingiro posted a photo on Twitter of Kanyana handing the withdrawal document to Edmond Mulet, chief of staff for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Burundi becomes the second country to quit The Hague-based court after South Africa submitted its withdrawal, to take effect one year from Oct. 19.

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