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Release of Laurent Gbagbo: This is What France’s President Emmanuel Macron Has to Say

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Tuesday at the UN forum on the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations. The French head of state was asked to rule on a possible release of Laurent Gbagbo held at the ICC in the aftermath of the post-election crisis of 2011. It will be remembered that Laurent Gbagbo was accused of murder and murder. crimes against humanity. 

For Emmanuel Macron, it is not   “his responsibility to pronounce   on the release of the former Ivorian head of state Laurent Gbagbo, tried before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The French president also said he wants  ” international law to be respected 

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 It is not for me to pronounce on domestic matters. I hope that international law is always respected,   replied Mr. Macron, interviewed by Ivorian journalist Kouhon Philippe.

Emmanuel Macron also   ” encouraged ways of reconciliation that are the key to lasting stability”, in countries that have experienced “a democratic transition “.

After being interrupted for several months, the trial of Laurent Gbagbo will resume on October 1. Accused of “crimes against humanity”, he compared to the ICC at the same time as the former leader of the “Young Patriots” Charles Blé Goudé, since January 2016. Their lawyers have asked for a stay of the trial for “insufficient evidence and the acquittal of their customers “.

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