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ICC: Judges Allow Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo and Blé Goudé to Demand Acquittal


Will this new decision of the judges will be able to definitively restore the freedom to the policy Gbagbo Laurent and Charles Blé Goudé?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) authorized this Monday, June 04, 2018, the former Ivorian President, Gbagbo Laurent and his sidekick Blé Goudé demanded an acquittal following the finalization of the prosecution case.

“We have decided to hold a hearing, starting on September 10, 2018, during which parties and participants will be permitted to continue, illustrate or supplement their submissions, as well as to respond to any comments or questions that the Commission may have. Bedroom “.

Moreover “The presentation of the evidence of the prosecutor is closed. We further request the Defense of Laurent Gbagbo and that of Charles Blé Goudé to file not later than July 20, 2018, briefs on matters for which, in their opinion, the evidence presented by the prosecutor is not sufficient to support a conviction, “states an information note.

The former Ivorian president has been imprisoned in Scheveningen prison in the Netherlands for eight years.

His trial began in January 2016, but given the pace at which it evolves, it could still last several years.

Aged 73, Laurent Gbagbo is detained in The Hague. He is accused of committing crimes against humanity and inciting violence.

To date no sound evidence has been brought to light to corroborate the charges against him.

Written by How Africa

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