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Ivory Coast to send Ble Goude to face charges at the ICC

A photo taken on March 10, 2014 in Abidjan shows the front pages of newspapers displaying a picture (L, and 2ndR) of a man who is presented as Charles Ble Goude, a jailed relative of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast will send Charles Ble Goude, a former youth leader and close ally of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court where he is wanted on charges of crimes against humanity, the justice minister said on Thursday.

"The cabinet has agreed to send Ble Goude to the International Criminal Court," Gnenema Mamadou Coulibaly told reporters.

 

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