Cote d’Ivoire: ICC Clears Former Ivory Coast President to Travel Months After Acquittal

The International Criminal Court eased travel restrictions on former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo for the first time Thursday since his acquittal last year over post-election violence that killed 3,000 people.

The French News Agency (AFP) said the ICC is allowing Gbagbo to leave Belgium, which agreed to host him after his arrest, provided he return to court for the prosecution’s  appeal of his not guilty verdict.

Gbagbo was the first head of state to stand trial in The Hague.  He and his…

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