Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo looks on during the second day of her trial on June 1, 2016, at the appeal court in Abidjan. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo Wednesday denied charges of crimes against humanity during political violence in 2010 and said she had suffered attempted rape while in detention.The wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo, nicknamed Ivory Coast's "Iron Lady," also said she suffered a rape attempt when she and her husband were arrested on April 11, 2011 .She also claimed French soldiers deployed in Ivory Coast filmed the attempted rape.Simone Gbagbo faces allegations of crimes against prisoners of war, crimes against the civilian population and crimes against humanity.
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