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Ex-Ivory Coast president will be tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity

ICC to try I.Coast’s Gbagbo for crimes against humanity (via AFP) The International Criminal Court said Thursday it will try Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during a bloody 2010-2011 election standoff. Gbagbo, 69, the first former head of state brought before…   [Image via…

Gbagbo becomes first ex-president to appear at ICC

Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo made his first appearance Monday before the International Criminal Court on charges ofcrimes against humanity, and accused France of orchestrating his arrest. Gbagbo, the first former head of state to be brought before the tribunal, faces four counts of crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and inhuman acts, over post-election…