By Salimata Akissi in Abidjan
The International Criminal Court in the Hague in Netherlands has ruled Tuesday January 15, 2019 in favour of erstwhile Ivorian President.
Laurent Gbagbo was nabbed in 2011 by UN forces backed by France reportedly favouring Alassane Ouattara, Gbagbo’s big time political enemy.
Being the first Head of State to have been dragged to the ICC Gbagbo was charged with crimes against Humanity linked to the post-2010 election violence that left over 3,000 people dead and over 500,000 as refugees.
Gbagbo had refused election results stating that he lost to Ouattara, leading to the violence that swallowed many in the towns of Duekoue and Abidjan.
President Gbagbo denied any wrongdoing, citing political witch hunting after counts of crimes against humanity, rape, all forms of sexual violence and murder were levied against him.
E ric Tataw for National Telegraph, USA
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