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ICC: Witness Breaks Down After Serious Charges Against Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo
Laurent Gbagbo

It is the resumption of the trial of the former Ivorian head of state on Monday, December 4, 2017.

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Postponed on Monday, November 6th due to the absence of Judge Geoffrey Henderson, the trial is ongoing.

Sira Drame municipal councilor in Abobo, Prosecution witness gave her version of the women’s march in Abobo as well as that on the RTI.


“The protesters who took part in the march on national television (RTI) were unarmed. Before this march, Laurent Gbagbo’s soldiers bombarded the Rassemblement des Houphouetistes militants at the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI). Some activists have left their lives there, “said Bokabo District RDR Political Commissioner.

“In 2004, we went out to support the agreements of Linas Marcoussis and to our surprise we were bombarded by Mi 24. During the crisis, 56 women were killed by the soldiers of Laurent Gbagbo. I know some who were shot in their private parts … I have witnessed all this, “said the witness.

Regarding the women’s march in Abobo, she said: “The demonstrators were not armed. We thought that with the women, the military will not dare shoot but unfortunately after the passage of an army freighter, I heard a noise. It was a mortar that had just been fired at us (it melts in tears … the audience is suspended).

As a reminder since 2011, Laurent Gbagbo and Blé Goudé are detained in The Hague as part of a trial for crimes against humanity.

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