The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is facing judges at the Internatrional Criminal Court. He's implicated in mass killings and rape. Months of violence ensued as he refused to step down after losing a 2010 election.
Ivory Coast's ex-first lady, Simone Gbagbo, is on trial in her home country. With 82 other defendants, she faces charges of fomenting post-election violence in 2010. Critics say the trial is politically motivated.
A court in Abidjan has begun proceedings against Simone Gbagbo, wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo. They have been accused of compromising state security in 2010, leading to riots that killed thousands.
The trial against Simone Gbagbo, wife of Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, opened on Friday in the capital Abidjan. She is accused of aiding her husband to maintain his grip on power after elections in 2010.
The ICC has told Ivory Coast that Simone Gbagbo, the wife of the country's former president, must face trial. Laurent Gbagbo already faces charges in connection with post-election violence in 2010.
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