Ivory Coast: Gbagbo’s Spokesman Arrested, Then Released.. Here is why

A friend of Laurent Gbagbo still worried! The Ivorian government has issued an international arrest warrant against the spokesman of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo.
Violent opponent of the new power, Justin Koné Katinan is in exile and based in Ghana since the end of the crisis.

Indeed, he was arrested at Accra airport on Sunday night, as he was returning from a trip, according to concordant sources.

But the latest news, he was released on Monday after being heard by the Ghanaian intelligence services.

His residence was reportedly robbed by unidentified individuals and important documents were allegedly taken away, it says.

Katinan served as Gbagbo’s Budget Minister during the post-election crisis (December 2010-April 2011), which left some 3,000 people dead, and ended with the accession of Alassane Ouattara to power.

Gbagbo was arrested on April 11, 2011, and has been detained since the end of 2011 in The Hague, at the International Criminal Court (ICC), who suspects him of crimes against humanity.

In the aftermath of the post-election crisis, some 20 figures of the fallen regime remain indicted and imprisoned in Côte d’Ivoire for genocide, blood crimes, attacks on state security or economic crimes.

While pro-Ouattara forces are also accused of crimes during the crisis, including an Ivorian commission of inquiry that has charged more than 700 dead, no figure of the presidential camp has been worried, fueling recurrent accusations. of “justice of the victors”.


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