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ICC judges delay decision on charges against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo

International Criminal Court judges have delayed a decision on whether to put former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on trial for alleged involvement in deadly post-election violence and told prosecutors to beef up their case.The ruling is another blow to prosecutors at the court, who in recent months have seen a Congolese suspect acquitted and had to drop charges against a senior Kenyan official due to lack of evidence.Judges criticized evidence presented by prosecutors at a hearing earlier this year to establish whether their case was strong enough to merit putting Gbagbo on trial.Monday's written decision criticized prosecutors' extensive use of reports by media and non-government groups, saying such evidence "cannot in any way be presented as the fruits of a full and proper investigation."...

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  4. Ivory Coast President Names New Leader as Part of Peace Deal

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  11. ICC judges uphold decision to demand more evidence against former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

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  12. Ivory Coast holds local elections boycotted by opposition party

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  1. ICC prosecutor visits Ivory Coast to strengthen case against ex-President Laurent Gbagbo

    A top International Criminal Court says she traveled to Ivory Coast to strengthen her office's case against former President Laurent Gbagbo, who has been accused of ...

  2. Ivory Coast exiles in Ghana drive propaganda campaign for ex-President Laurent Gbagbo

    The Ghana Refugee Board says that nearly 1,000 supporters of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo currently live in Accra.Many of the exiles are political lea...

  3. Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo sworn in for new term; UN says his opponent won race.

    Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo sworn in for new term; U.N. says his opponent won race.

  4. Newspaper editors in Ivory Coast denounce temporary ban on their publications

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  5. Suspect in Ivory Coast election deaths in Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity

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    An Abidjan court on Monday released on bail 14 aides of former president Laurent Gbagbo, including his son Michel, who had been detained in the aftermath of Ivory Co...

  7. Ivory Coast extradites 2 more former Gbagbo officials from Ghana

    A spokeswoman for Ivory Coast's civilian prosecutor says that a former security official and a former student leader allied with ex-President Laurent Gbagbo were arr...

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