APRNEWS - Authorities in Burundi rounded seven schoolchildren last week for scribbling on the president’s photo in their textbooks, according to international rights group, Human Rights Watch.
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International Criminal Court
APRNEWS - The Philippines officially quit the International Criminal Court on Sunday, though the beleaguered UN-backed tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of alleged extrajudicial killings in the government's controversial drug war.
APRNEWS - Former Congolese vice president Jean Pierre Bemba is suing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for damages of up to $75 million dollars, following his acquittal of war crimes last year.
APRNEWS - Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara says justice must be served to the victims of the 2010 post-election violence, following the acquittal of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal Court.
APRNEWS - Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro resigned as parliament speaker on Friday in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president next year.
APRNEWS - Belgium agreed on February 2, 2019 to host former President Laurent Gbagbo after his conditional release at the International Criminal Court last week on Friday.
APRNEWS - Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo will on Friday appeal against his continued detention at the International Criminal Court following his acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity.
APRNEWS - Defence lawyers sought Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s immediate release by the International Criminal Court on Thursday following his acquittal over post-election violence.
APRNEWS - International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Wednesday rejected a prosecution request to extend the custody of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo, who was acquitted of crimes against humanity charges on Tuesday.
The decision paves the way for the speedy release of Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé from a detention facility in The Hague.
APRNEWS - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday cleared ex-Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo of all war crimes charges and ordered for his immediate release.
Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser said that prosecutors failed to prove their case and Gbagbo and his co-defendant, Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, should be set free.