A report in L'Inter (p. 3) claims that President Ouattara has stopped the further transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) of anybody allegedly accused in connection with crimes committed during the recent post-electoral violence in Cote d'Ivoire.
"President Ouattara wants Cote d'Ivoire to recover its full judiciary independence," the paper quotes French newspaper Jeune Afrique as saying. The article also suggests that the president made his position known to the ICC's deputy prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, during her recent visit to Cote d'Ivoire.
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