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    Former president remains in ICC custody after acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity

    The International Criminal Court has dashed Laurent Gbagbo’s hopes of a swift release following the acquittal of the Ivory Coast’s former president on charges of crimes against humanity.

    Trial judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude to be immediately freed after clearing them of any role in a wave of post-electoral violence in 2010-2011 that killed 3,000 people....

  • Ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo acquitted at ICC

    Judge orders release of Gbagbo, who had been charged with crimes against humanity

    Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of the Ivory Coast, has been acquitted of crimes against humanity charges by judges at the international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague.

    In a stunning blow to prosecutors, the presiding judge, Cuno Tarfusser, said they had failed to prove their case and that 73-year-old Gbagbo and his co-defendant, Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, should be...

  • Prosecutors intend to appeal acquittal of ex Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo: filing

    Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court said on Wednesday they intend to appeal the acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, but cannot do so yet as judges have not issued their full reasoning.