Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is still being held at the International Criminal Court Prison in The Hague. He is accused, along with his former youth minister Charles Blé Goudé, of a crime against humanity. Although the evidence to prove his guilt is insufficient, the fact remains that the prosecution continues to seek ways and means to achieve its ends. Meanwhile, on their side, Gbagbo’s supporters sharpen their weapons to achieve the freedom of the former Ivorian head of state.
In this year 2018, supporters of Laurent Gbagbo who believe that the trial of their leader is a political trial, have decided to move up a gear. According to several Ivorian media, supporters of Gbagbo, former Ivorian head of state, have indicated that they will prioritize the release of their mentor, and work for a return to genuine democracy.
In a country that wants to emerge, it will be impossible to achieve this by depriving some children of Côte d’Ivoire of their freedom. The principle of liberty induces the existence of individual liberty, opinion, expression, assembly, worship, freedom of association and the right to strike.
In the quest for change in Côte d’Ivoire, elections remain the sure way of satisfying the hopes of the Ivorian people. It is through voting that we are able to propose alternatives to present suffering. As a result, the release of President Gbagbo remains a top priority. Silence is now cowardice and immobilism. The supporters of Laurent Gbagbo have therefore given themselves the main objective of restoring the Rule of Law where democracy and individual freedoms are respected.