I Coast's Gbagbo taken into custody at ICC

2011-11-30 08:15
The Hague - A source at the International Criminal Court is confirming that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has been taken into custody at the court.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not officially authorised to disclose the news, said Gbagbo was being held in the court's detention unit close to the North Sea.

He arrived on board an Ivorian plane that landed at Rotterdam The Hague Airport shortly before 04:00 on Wednesday.

No details have been released of the charges faced by Gbagbo, but the court's investigation focused on violence that erupted after he refused to accept defeat in last year's presidential election and nearly plunged Ivory Coast into civil war.

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