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Ivory Coast: First Photos of Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo After Her Release from Prison

Former Ivory Coast First Lady Simone Gbagbo, who had been serving a 20-year-old jail term, gestures as she arrived at her home after she was released, two days after being amnestied on August 8, 2018 in Abidjan.

Gbagbo, 69, has spent seven years behind bars in politics. She had been implicated in the shelling of a market in Abidjan district that was supported by a “crisis cell” that was allegedly coordinated by the armed forces and militias in support of her husband. She was first detained without trial after her arrest in 2011 and later convicted and sentenced in 2015 on a charge of endangering state security.

In image the former first lady Simone Gbagbo from her residence at the Riviera Golf



Written by How Africa

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