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After Several Years of Separation, Laurent Gbagbo’s Son Set to Meet His Father in Hague

After several years of separation, father and son Gbagbo will meet again. As reported by Koaci, Michel Gbagbo will travel to the Netherlands to meet his father, the former Ivorian president on 25 and 26 September before the start of the trial.

Initially scheduled for 10 September, the trial of Laurent Gbagbo and his minister Charles Blé Goudé was postponed to 1 October.

The emotion, according to some analysts, will be effective at the meeting between the two men. This is because the last meeting between Michel and his father goes back to their arrest in April 2011.

Michel Gbagbo’s efforts to leave the country after his release in 2013 were in vain . It took the amnesty of President Ouattara to allow the “lecturer” to leave the country.


The son of the former leader will therefore benefit from his visit to attend the resumption of the trial and support his father. Besides Michel Gbagbo, several other Ivorians will be part of the trip, for a large demonstration of support for the two Ivorian inmates.

The organizers announced nearly 5000 people for the event. It must be emphasized that the trial of Ivorian politicians has been postponed several times .

For this umpteenth hearing, the defense may plead “no place”. Supporters hope that the former president will benefit from the same advantages as the former vice president Congolese , Jean Pierre Bemba .


Written by How Africa

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