🇨🇮 ICC acquits Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes l Al Jazeera English

🇨🇮 ICC acquits Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes l Al Jazeera English

🇨🇮 ICC acquits Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes l Al Jazeera English


The International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo after acquitting him on charges of crimes against humanity.

Judges on Tuesday said that prosecutors had failed to satisfy the burden of proof over the accusations, adding their decision could be reversed on appeal.

About 3,000 people were killed in the West African nation in a violent standoff during 2010 and 2011 when the 73-year-old refused to accept defeat in an election against his bitter rival and now Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

The ICC also ordered the release of Charles Ble Goude, 47, dubbed Gbagbo’s “Street General”, who stood trial with his former boss.

Gbagbo and Ble Goude stood trial on four counts of crimes against humanity for murder, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts committed by pro-Gbagbo forces in the aftermath of the disputed 2010 polls.

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  1. MIND YOUR OWN GODDAM BUSINESS IT WILL NOT HAPPENED HE WILL NOT DIE IN JAIL YOU WILL FREE HIM & BECAUSE HE DID NOTHING & DESERVE HIS FREEDOME

  2. INEZ Qtaish is speaking "believers will put the Guns down when evildoers put the Guns down all around the world in all nations including the united states American, inez Qtaish repeat, believers will put the Guns down when evildoers put down the guns all around the world and in all nations including the united states America.

  3. Guys, you need to tell the truth. You need to come close to real Ivorians and know the truth, We Ivorians love our President and want him free to come back home and contribute to the building of our country for we know he is skilled and can help to solve many pending problems. So please, don’t say things that you don’t know. Victims you are seeing, there are many killed by rebels that can never show up again in this life. Where have you ever seen that. How can victims of a conflict be from one tribe only in a country of 63 ethnic groups. Will you believe that?

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