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Simone Gbagbo Appeals Court Ruling

Simone Gbagbo Appeals Court Ruling

Lawyers to Simone Gbagbo, Ivorian First Lady have decided to appeal the 20-year jail term she got for her role in the post-election violence that killed over 3,000 people. Gbagbo’s counsel, Habiba Toure said “We lodged an appeal in the highest court…The procedure is irregular and must be nullified.” Surprisingly, prosecutors who argued that Gbagbo

Gbagbo Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment

An Abidjan court has sentenced Simone Gbagbo, former First Lady of Ivory Coast to 20 years in jail following her role in the violence that followed the country’s 2010 elections. The 65-year-old Gbagbo, had been charged with undermining state security. Laurent Gbagbo, her husband, and former Ivorian President is also awaiting trial at the International

Former Ivorian First Lady Denies Involvement in Violence

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s former First Lady, has denied her alleged involvement in the violence that followed the 2010 elections in the West African country. Ms Gbagbo stated this while giving evidence for the first time at her trial in Abidjan. Her husband, former President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court

ICC Orders Ivory Coast To Hand Over Gbagbo’s Wife

Judges at the International Criminal Court, ICC, have ordered Ivory Coast to hand over wife of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, Simone Gbagbo, who is accused of crimes against humanity. “After a thorough assessment the Chamber concluded that the Cote d’Ivoire domestic authorities were not taking tangible, concrete and progressive steps aimed at ascertaining whether

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