In Ivory Coast ‘Ex-rebels for election violence’ charged

Only those who supported the previous government had faced justice, prompting criticism from activists.

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Judicial sources in Ivory Coast say ex-rebels who backed President Alassane Ouattara are among 20 people charged with war crimes committed during post-election violence in 2010-2011.

Some of them, including two senior commanders, are now in the military.

Only those who supported the previous government had faced justice, prompting criticism from activists.

More than 3,000 people died after ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in presidential elections.

President Ouattara's administration has been criticised for not prosecuting its own supporters play

President Ouattara's administration has been criticised for not prosecuting its own supporters

 

Mr Gbagbo is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity, which he denies.

His wife Simone Gbagbo, earlier this year, was sentenced to 20 years in jail in Ivory Coast for her role in the violence.

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) told BBC Afrique that it welcomed news of the indictments, which would help to "re-balance" legal proceedings related to the post-election violence.

"All of them have been charged in proceedings concerning the most serious crimes committed during the crisis," a judicial source told the AFP news agency, confirming an earlier report about the charges.

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