Arrest Warrant Issued for Former First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire


Judges of the International Criminal Court today decided to unseal an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity against Simone Gbagbo, wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo.

Simone Ehivet Gbagbo, the former First Lady of Cote d' Ivoire (file photo).

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Prosecutor Calls On Govt to Hand Over Mrs. Gbabgo

    International Criminal Court, 22 November 2012

    Statement by ICC Prosecutor following unsealing of Arrest Warrant against Mrs. Simone Gbagbo: The judges have decided, it is now up to the Ivoirian authorities to surrender Mrs. ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Hague Court Seeks Arrest of Simone Gbagbo

    International Criminal Court, 22 November 2012

    Today, 22 November 2012, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to unseal the warrant of arrest issued against Simone Gbagbo for four charges of ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Ex-Ivorian First Lady Questioned Over Genocide, Corruption

    Cameroon Tribune, 13 November 2012

    An Examining Magistrate in Côte d'Ivoire yesterday November 13 began questioning Simone Gbagbo, former First Lady and wife of ex-Ivorian leader, Laurent Gbagbo, on charges of ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Debate On Whether Former First Lady Should Be Transferred to the ICC

    United States Embassy, 5 April 2012

    With a front-page headline saying, "the secret behind the ICC deputy prosecutor's visit to Abidjan," Le Nouveau Courrier (p. 5) claims that Fatou Bensouda's visit was part of "a ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Former First Lady's Hearing Postponed

    United States Embassy, 30 March 2012

    A report in L'Inter (p. 2) suggests that the hearing of the former first lady, Simone Gbagbo in connection with the investigations into the alleged crimes committed during the ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Meeting Between Former Ivorian First Lady and Judges Postponed

    United States Embassy, 29 March 2012

    A report in Fraternite Matin (p. 7) says that a meeting between former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo and judges in connection with investigations into crimes allegedly committed ... read more »

  • Cote d'Ivoire:  Rumors About the Transfer of the Former First Lady to the Hague

    United States Embassy, 27 March 2012

    "Will Mrs Gbagbo be transferred to The Hague?" asks a front-page headline in Le Nouveau Reveil which informs readers that Ivorian investigators will be meeting tomorrow the former ... read more »