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ICC releases ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo to Belgium

ICC releases ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo to Belgium

Ivory Coast

<p>Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has secured conditional release and is now in Belgium, according to the International Criminal Court (<span class="caps">ICC</span>).</p> <p>Gbagbo was acquitted by the Hague court of atrocities charges last month but remained in custody until Friday, when an appeals court ordered him released. A court spokeswoman confirmed he has now travelled to Belgium.</p> <p>Conditions of Gbagbo’s release include his agreement to return to court if ordered to do so for an appeal planned by prosecutors. </p> <p>Belgium had earlier <a href="http://www.africanews.com/2019/02/02/belgium-to-take-in-gbagbo/"target="_blank">agreed to take in</a> Gbagbo, as part of its commitment to support international criminal jurisdictions.</p> <a style="font-size:16px; font-color:yellow;" href="http://www.africanews.com/2019/02/02/ivorians-fear-blood-spill-over-gbagbo-s-conditional-release/"target="_blank"><span class="caps">ALSO</span> <span class="caps">READ</span>: Ivorians fear blood spill over Gbagbo’s ‘conditional’ release </a>
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