Freed Ivory Coast Ex-President Gbagbo to Live in Belgium - Report

The International Criminal Court has freed former president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo. The decision comes more than two weeks after he was acquitted of involvement in deadly violence that erupted after their country's 2010 election. Gbagbo's release was granted under certain conditions, with Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji ordering Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Ble Goude "be released to a state willing to accept them on its territories".

Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé in Courtroom I at the seat of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands on 15 January 2019 ©ICC-CPI

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    Laurent Gbagbo will now be able to live in any country that is willing to take him in. The International Criminal Court had acquitted the former president in January, citing an… Read more »


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