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ICC rejects request to extend detention of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

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.

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Ivory Coast: ICC clears Gbagbo of all war crimes charges, orders his release

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.

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