SEARCH

Arrest warrant against Gbagbo’s key aide

print   ·   T  T  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday unsealed an arrest warrant for a top aide of the Ivory Coast’s former President, accusing him of committing crimes against humanity as commander of youth militias that took part in 2010 post-election violence. The warrant against Charles Ble Goude (40, in photo) sets up the prospect of a jurisdictional fight with his home country. Ble Goude is already in custody in Ivory Coast, and authorities there have indicated they intend to try him at home. The warrant describes him as a member of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo’s “inner circle”. — AP


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in INTERNATIONAL

Refugee children displaced by tsunami try to catch relief goods in Lampaya, on the outskirts of Banda Aceh, Indonesia in a January 2005 file photo.— PHOTO: AP

10 years since tsunami, Asia recalls the horror, remembers the victims

Tearful memorials were held across tsunami-hit nations on Friday for the 220,000 people who died ten years ago when giant waves decimated... »