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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Former Ivory Coast President, Laurent Gbagbo was extradited to the International Criminal Court following the issue of a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested on charges of crimes against humanity. Gbagbo had been under house arrest in the tiny village of Korhogo which is located more than 500 kilometres north of Abidjan since being ousted by internationally backed forces in April. He became the first former head of state to be taken into custody by the tribunal since its founding in 2002.