Former Ivory Coast president arrested

Former Ivory Coast president arrested

Abidjan : Ivory Coast | Nov 30, 2011 at 6:23 AM PST
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AJE's Paul Brennan from the Hague on Gbagbo's arrest

Today (30-11), a former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo-- were arrested on the orders of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Netherlands, Reuters reported.

Former President Laurent Gbagbo is the former leader of Ivory Coast's first trial in the ICC since its establishment in 2002. The plane was carrying Mr. Gbagbo has landed in airports Rotterdam, Netherlands at 2h44 (local time).

Last month, the ICC launched an investigation into the murder, rape, abuse of power and some other crimes during the armed conflict lasted four months in this country, which he allegedly caused Gbagbo. Mr Gbagbo has refused to transfer power to Mr. Alassane Ouattara who is internationally-recognized as the winner of presidential elections in Ivory Coast last year.

The conflict that caused the four-month political stalemate in Côte d'Ivoire and only ended when Mr. Ouattara supporters forces, backed by France, was arrested on 11-4-2011. 3,000 people dead and more than a million people to flee their homes during the civil war.

When the presidential election held on May 11-2010, Mr. Gbagbo Ouattara pressuring him to leave. But preliminary election results showed he won Ouattara.

Mr. Gbagbo also accused of inciting attacks on foreigners in an effort to find ways to enhance their political prestige.

Currently, the ICC has not revealed any information about former President Gbagbo.

According to Reuters

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Former Ivory Coast president arrested
Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo.
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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