The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is facing judges at the Internatrional Criminal Court. He's implicated in mass killings and rape. Months of violence ensued as he refused to step down after losing a 2010 election.
Belgium has agreed to take in Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Ivory Coast, after his acquittal by the International Criminal Court. The Hague-based court said the case against Gbagbo was "exceptionally weak."
The International Criminal Court in The Hague has freed former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. The court acquitted Gbagbo, who has been in custody since 2011, of all war crimes charges.
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and his right-hand man had been acquitted of crimes against humanity. But they will have to stay in custody until the court evaluates an appeal by prosecutors.
The former president of Ivory Coast has been acquitted of crimes against humanity, raising concerns over the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court and leaving victims still waiting for justice.
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