Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo attends the opening hearing of her trial on charges of crimes against humanity for her alleged role in the 2010 electoral violence, at the courthouse of Abidjan, on May 9, 2016. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried on charges of crimes against humanity on May 31 related to a wave of violence after elections in 2010, court officials said Monday.The date was announced at a hearing in the financial capital Abijdan which took place several weeks after a court rejected her appeal to have the case dropped. One of 13 defendants, she was the only one who was not handcuffed, an AFP correspondent said.Smiling, she waved as she took her place in the dock.
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