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Laurent Gbagbo

  • He was granted a conditional release by the ICC. He must remain in his host country. He is also not allowed to contact any witnesses from his case or speak publicly about the case.

    Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after his shock acquittal at the International Criminal Court.

  • Gbagbo was the first former head of state to stand trial at the ICC. His release will be a huge disappointment for victims of atrocities in Ivory Coast between December 2010 and April 2011, when he refused to accept defeat by rival Alassane Ouattara.

    Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo of war crime charges on Tuesday, ordering his immediate provisional release after more than seven years in custody.

  • Ouattara, 77, has said he intends to hand power to a younger generation but he has also argued that a constitutional change in 2016 has canceled previous term limits, ...

    Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two civil wars this century.

  • An Ivory Coast jury on Tuesday acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

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