Hague Court Upholds Acquittal of Former Cote d'Ivoire President

Judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague have upheld the acquittal of Cote d'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Blé Goudé, paving the way for both to return home. All remaining conditions on the two men's release have also been revoked. Gbagbo, who has been living in Belgium, has said he wants to return to Cote d'Ivoire, where he remains a heavyweight in opposition against current President Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo and Blé Goudé were  accused of instigating post-election violence, and observers are concerned that their return could again destabilise the country


Laurent Gbagbo, l'ex-président ivoirien, lors d'une audience devant la CPI, le 15 janvier 2019.

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