Amnesty for Cote d'Ivoire's Simone Gbagbo Despite ICC Warrant
President Alassane Ouattara has announced the granting of amnesty to 800 prisoners, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo. She was handed a 20-year sentence for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections in which more than 3,000 people died. She is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of murder, rape and persecution.
Court Orders Ivoirians Extradited
NEWS, 10 July 2018
The Monrovia City Court has ordered the Government of Liberia to extradite eight Ivorians accused of committing war crimes in their country to face prosecution. Read more »
The charges against Simone Gbagbo stem from post-election violence in 2010 and 2011, but a 20-year sentence passed in 2015 for offenses against the state stands.
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Rights groups acting on behalf of victims have refused to participate in Simone Gbagbo's trial, citing an incomplete investigation into her role in abuses, according to Human ... Read more »