Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo’s trial for crimes against humanity was adjourned on Wednesday after her lawyers threatened to walk out again over the failure of high-profile witnesses to attend.
The trial was adjourned till Monday while the judge insisted the high-profile witnesses including speaker of parliament Guillaume Soro, former prime minister Jeannot Ahoussou and former army chief Philippe Mangou appear on November 16.
The trial was suspended a week ago when her lawyers walked out of trial due to a no-show by the witnesses her lawyers had called to testify.
Some anonymous witnesses are expected to appear before the court on Monday.
There had been a debate in the court over whose responsibility it is to ensure the witnesses appear before the court.