ICC upholds acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

FILE PHOTO: Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands February 6, 2020, Netherlands February 6, 2020. Jerry Lampen/Pool via REUTERS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – An appeals panel at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday upheld the 2019 acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo.

Judges ruled that Gbagbo’s acquittal was proper and dismissed objections by prosecutors as procedural.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans

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