- Title: ICC decides to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader
- Date: 19th July 2017
- Summary: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS (JULY 19, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English), ICC SPOKESPERSON, FADI EL-ABDALLAH, SAYING: "That means that until Trial Chamber One conducts this new review of the detention of Mr. Gbagbo, Mr. Gbagbo will remain in detention. Another point that is worth mentioning is that the Appeals chamber stressed that it is not suggesting what the outcome of the new review should be, it's something for the Trial Chamber One to consider." EXTERIOR OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
- Embargoed: 2nd August 2017 18:01
- Keywords: Laurent Gbagbo war crime Ivory Coast war crimes International Criminal Court Appeal Chamber
- Location: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
- City: THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
- Country: Ivory Coast
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA0026QDWE2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) directed a trial chamber to carry out a new review as to whether former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo should continue to be detained during trial on charges of war crimes.
Presiding Judge Piotr Hofmanski told the court that Gbagbo would remain in detention until the review.
Gbagbo is accused of crimes against humanity, including murder, persecution, rape and other sexual violence, committed during a four-month civil war in Ivory Coast in which about 3,000 people died and a million were displaced.
The conflict erupted because Gbagbo, who lost the 2010 presidential election, refused to stand down.
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