March 10, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
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 ...[read more]
February 26, 2015
by Andrew Morgan
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... ...[read more]
February 24, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
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 ...[read more]
December 28, 2014
by Valerie Howell
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 ...[read more]
December 13, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
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 ...[read more]
December 12, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
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 ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, will be tried in an Ivory Coast court on charges of crimes against humanity, according to a government statement released Friday. In a special cabinet meeting Friday the government declined to transfer Simone Gbagbo to the ...[read more]
November 23, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday unsealed an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Pursuant to the warrant, Simone Gbagbo is accused of committing crimes against humanity during Ivory Coast’s post-election crisis in 2010 ...[read more]
August 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and his wife Simone were arrested and charged on Thursday for a variety of economic crimes including looting, embezzlement and armed robbery. Most of Gbagbo's remaining supporters were arrested earlier this month. Although Gbagbo's supporters have been ...[read more]
April 12, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Ivory Coast opposition leader Alassane Ouattara announced in a televised speech Monday that he will ask his justice minister to begin legal proceedings against former president Laurent Gbagbo. Ouattara guaranteed the security of Gbagbo and his family but stated that Gbagbo, his wife Simone and ...[read more]

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