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Ex-Cote d'Ivoire leader arrives for ICC trial

11-30-2011 20:37 BJT

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The former president of the Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, has arrived in the Netherlands to stand trial at the International Criminal Court over alleged post-election killings.

Gbagbo is the first former head-of-state to be tried by the court since it was founded in 2002. At least 80 of his close associates are also being detained on charges of murder, economic crimes and threatening state security.

His extradition comes after the ICC’s month-old probe into the killings, rapes and other crimes committed during the four months of clashes between pro-Gbagbo forces and supporters of current president, Alassane Ouattara. The violence claimed more than 3-thousand lives.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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