met The world court has spoken to the former President of ivory coast, Laurent Gbagbo, surprisingly free. Seven years after his arrest, the judge ordered on Tuesday in The Hague for the release of the 73-year-old Ex-politician.

Gbagbo had to answer for in 2016 because of the most serious crimes after the presidential election in 2010 before the International criminal court. Also, the co-defendant, former youth Minister, Charles Blé Goudé (47) was acquitted of all charges.

The prosecution had not submitted sufficient evidence, stated the judge, and instead gave a request of the defenders. The acquittal is a major setback for the prosecution. The proceedings against both accused was not yet complete. Gbagbo was the first former head of state, the world criminal court, the process had to be made. The prosecution may appeal against the judgment.

The prosecution rested Gbagbo, among other things, the responsibility for murders and rapes in the West African country. He had lost the 2010 presidential election, but refused to make for his successor, President Alassane Ouattara of space. In the April 2011 duration of the conflict, around 3000 people had been killed.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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