A front-page headline in Fraternite Matin, nearly three weeks before the confirmation of charges hearing of former president Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court in connection with crimes committed during last year's post-electoral violence in Cote d'Ivoire, a judge "ponders the chances of Gbagbo." "The chances for Gbagbo to be declared not guilty are very slim," the paper quotes Mamadou Diane, a lawyer and a legal advisor to President Alassane Ouattara as saying in an interview with the paper (p. 4).
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