Burundi leader signs decree to quit the International Criminal Court

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Posted: Oct 18, 2016 2:35 PM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a decree on Tuesday for the country to quit the International Criminal Court, after parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to withdraw.

The letter, published in the presidency's website, said the decision would "come into immediate effect".

(Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by)