Hague judges deny release for former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a request for the temporary release of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo on health grounds weeks before the start of his trial. Gbagbo, 70, is accused of plunging his country into civil war rather than relinquishing his grip on power after losing a presidential run-off election in 2010. His trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 10. He has been detained in The Hague since November 2011, after being arrested in April of that year in Ivory Coast. Court documents say he suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome and an unspecified physical ailment.

via ynetnews.com

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