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Gbagbo’s trial for crimes against humanity begins



Former President of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo will be standing for trial as he faces allegations for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Speaking at The Hague, the trial of Gbagbo, according to ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda aims to “uncover the truth”
following charges leveled against the former Ivory Coast President relating to the country’s civil conflict that erupted after he lost elections in 2010.

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“The trial is an opportunity for reconciliation,” Mr Gbagbo’s lawyer Emmanuel Altit said. “It is for this reason that he awaits it with confidence.”
Both Mr Gbagbo and his co-accused, former militia leader Charles Ble Goude, say they are innocent.

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