The International Criminal Court said today it will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during a bloody 2010-2011 election standoff.
A court in Ghana on Friday rejected a request to extradite a senior ally of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, saying the warrant issued by Ivorian authorities was politically motivated.
73 people, including 19 soldiers, have been detained in connection with a recent spate of attacks on military positions.
An Ivory Coast prosecutor says a spokesman for former Prez Laurent Gbagbo has been arrested for crimes committed during recent post-election violence.
For 10 years, Laurent Gbagbo-led Ivorian Popular Front party dominated the political scene in Ivory Coast.
Gbagbo was extradited to Netherlands last week to face charges including murder and rape committed by his supporters.
Gbagbo, 66, had been held in Korhogo, northern Ivory
Coast, since his arrest in Abidjan on April 11, Gbougnon said.
The attackers are believed to be militiamen allied with ex-president Laurent Gbagbo who lost last year`s election.
Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo and his wife Simone have been placed under preventative detention.
Ivory Coast has charged 58 army officers close to ousted president Laurent Gbagbo and is holding 40 of them in custody, a military justice official said on Thursday.
Pascal Affi N`guessan was transferred to the hotel where Ouattara is based.
Ivory Coast President moves to bolster authority in deeply divided country.
Ivory Coast`s justice minister says dozens of family members and domestic workers of disgraced strongman Laurent Gbagbo have been freed from detention.
The party of deposed Ivory Coast leader appeals for an end to fighting.
President Alassane Ouattara stamped his new authority on Ivory Coast.
Alassane Ouattara said Gbagbo will be kept in a villa.
Boston University, however, denied offering a teaching job to deposed leader.
Ivory Coast`s elected President used his troops, French tanks and air power to oust Laurent Gbagbo.
Alassane Ouattara has made Golf Hotel his base since November`s election.
Alassane Ouattara has been holed up in a hotel since November 28, 2010 polls.
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