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Interview: Ouattara wants Gbagbo tried for “war crimes”

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara finally took the oath of office last Saturday, 21 May 2011, having been elected last November. The outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo had refused to leave office, despite the fact that his defeat had been recognized by the international community, the UN, and the African Union. His refusal to leave office led to months of violent clashes between pro-Ouattara militias and Gbagbo-supporting forces; Gbagbo was finally taken into custody (by local soldiers, with help from the French military) last month after battles in the capital city.

If you’re interested (and you understand French), you can watch Ouattara’s recent interview with France 24, in which he says he’d like Gbagbo to be tried for “war crimes” by the International Criminal Court:

Filed under: International Affairs by dumpendebat at 2011/05/27 - 15:32

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