Ex president of Ivory coast Laurent Gbagbo to be tried in ICC

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Former president of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo, will appear before the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity for killing thousands of people following his refusal to concede defeat to current president Alassane Outtara after the elections in 2010 which led to murderous fighting  between the supporters. Judges will decide if there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a plan to "stay in power by all means... through carefully planned, sustained and deadly attacks" against supporters of the election winner.

Gbagbo is the first former head of state to appear before the Hague-based court, where hearings will last just over a week.

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