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Ivory Coast former first lady sentenced to 20 years in prison
March 10, 2015
A court in Ivory Coast unanimously sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. She was sentenced for undermining state security for her role in the post-election violence in 2010 that left 3,000 people dead. Her husband Laurent Gbagbo, the former incumbent president....... [more]

Ivory Coast former first lady makes first court appearance - Correction - Thu Feb 26 11:04:55 2015
February 26, 2015
This story originally reported that Simone Gbagbo appeared before the International Criminal Court. Although a warrant has been issued by the ICC for her arrest, her appearance on Monday was before a domestic criminal court in Ivory Coast....... [more]

Ivory Coast former first lady makes first court appearance
February 24, 2015
Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo made her her first appearance before a domestic court Monday, questioning charges against her. Gbagbo is on trial for her role in the violence following the disputed 2010 election between her husband, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara was dec....... [more]

Ivory Coast begins trial of ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo
December 28, 2014
The trial against former first lady of the Ivory Coast, Simone Gbagbo, began on Friday in Abidjan for her role in the violence that resulted from the aftermath of the 2010 elections. She is charged with "attempting to undermine the security of the state" for her support of the efforts of her husband....... [more]

ICC orders former Ivory Coast presidential ally to stand trial for crimes against humanity
December 13, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday confirmed four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Ble Goude, and committed the ally of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to trial at The Hague. Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast President Gbagbo to orchest....... [more]

ICC: Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo for trial
December 12, 2014
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday said the Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo, to stand trial in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. The ICC judges rejected the Ivory Coast's challenge to the admissibility of....... [more]

ICC opens pre-trial for Ivorian accused of crimes against humanity
September 29, 2014
The confirmation of charges hearing against Charles Ble Goude opened Monday before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ble Goude, a youth leader loyal to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, is accused of crimes against humanity, including "murder, rape and oth....... [more]

Charges hearing postponed in ICC Ble Goude case
September 1, 2014
The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today postponed the commencement of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Charles Ble Goude at the defense's request to complete its preparation. The hearing, previously scheduled for September 22, is postponed to S....... [more]

ICC confirms charges against former Ivory Coast president
June 13, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday confirmed charges against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, referring him for trial. Gbagbo faces four charges of crimes against humanity including murder, rape and persecution. After reviewing evidence, including statements from more t....... [more]

UN urges reform of Ivory Coast electoral commission
April 24, 2014
UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Ivory Coast Doudou Diene on Wednesday called on authorities in the Ivory Coast to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Diene's statements follow the recent adoption of a bill on the I....... [more]

Ivory Coast to hand ex-youth leader over to ICC
March 21, 2014
The Ivory Coast's government on Thursday announced plans to hand over Charles Ble Goude, the former Ivory Coast Minister for Sports and Youth, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post....... [more]




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