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ICC must look again to release the former president of the Ivory coast

ICC must look again to release the former president of the Ivory coast

The International criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague should again discuss a possible provisional release of the former president Laurent Gbagbo of côte d’ivoire. That decided, the board of Appeal of the criminal Court Wednesday.

The 72-year-old Gbagbo is the first former head of state that terechtstaat for the ICC. An end of the process in January 2016 began, is still not in sight.

A request from Gbagbo for release pending a ruling was made in the first instance in march rejected. That statement is according to the Chamber of Appeal was not properly reasoned. The case is now remanded to the criminal division. The defendant must make a new decision in custody to wait and see.

Gbagbo is accused of crimes against humanity, including murder and rape, in the West African country after the presidential elections of 2010. He had lost the election, but refused to make way for current president Alassane Ouattara.

During that april 2011-long conflict are approximately three thousand people killed. Côte d’ivoire resulted in Gbagbo in 2011 at the criminal Court.

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