Turning. President Ouattara gave a clear green light on the return of former President Gbagbo and his former ministers to Côte d’Ivoire.
A kindSupporters of Laurent Gbagbo are extremely impatient. Although he has been absent for ten years, he is still too numerous to mention in Côte d’Ivoire. President Ouattara’s acceptance of this return is his determination to work in a nationally distinctive A strong signal of the country’s efforts to achieve “national reconciliation.” Recent history marked by political violence. “MM. At the opening of the cabinet meeting of the new government established on Tuesday, President Wabotra announced that Gbagbo and Brad Goode are free to return to Côte d’Ivoire at any time. He added: “Laure will be arranged in accordance with the current text. · Gbagbo benefited from the benefits and compensation of the former President of the Republic. He pointed out that “his travel expenses” and “members’ travel expenses” will be supported by the state of Côte d’Ivoire and his family.
Côte d’Ivoire: Charles Blé Goudé wants the authorities to make a “gesture”
The head of state did not mention that Mr. Gbagbo was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Côte d’Ivoire for “robbing” the Central Bank of West Africa (BCEAO) in the violence that took place after the 2010-2011 general elections. However, the new Minister of Communications and government spokesman Amadou Coulibaly (Amadou Coulibaly) subsequently hinted that the sentence would be cancelled. He told the press: “I stick to the words of the head of state, and it seems clear to me: we will not provide a trip to Gbagbo to send him to prison.” Laurent’s son and deputy Michelle Michel Gbagbo hopes to “welcome President Alassane Ouattara’s speech, because it is moving in the direction of appeasement, national reconciliation and eventually the legal text of Ivory Coast”. National Reconciliation Minister Kuadio Conan Berdin said that President Ouattara is “determined for reconciliation and peace”. N’Goran Djedri, one of the leaders of the Democratic Party of Ivory Coast, said: “Our wish today is that he returns to his family, his activists and Ivorians to participate in the national reconciliation that Ivorians want.” (PDCI ), the main opposition is allied with pro-Gbagbo.
Côte d’Ivoire: acquitted, Gbagbo is now expected to be in the country
The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed a week ago that Laurent Gbagbo was acquitted in 2019 and finally found that he was not guilty of crimes against humanity, paving the way for his return to Côte d’Ivoire after a ten-year absence. The judge rejected the acquittal of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, of Mr. Gbagbo and one of his relatives, the former leader of the Young Patriot Movement, Charles Blé Goudé. On appeal, the verdict was declared in a crime trial in January 2019 against humanity related to violence after the 2010 and 2011 elections.
The first former heads of state, Mr. Gbagbo and Mr. Bly Goode, who were tried by the International Criminal Court, have consistently declared themselves innocent because these crimes killed 3,000 people in Côte d’Ivoire in the violent conflict triggered by Mr. Gbagbo’s refusal to admit this. In 2010 At the end of the year, his rival Alassane Ouattara won the presidential election. In the name of “national reconciliation,” the authorities granted Laurent Gbagbo two passports, an ordinary passport and a diplomatic passport at the end of 2020. The relevant person subsequently expressed the hope to return in December.
He subsequently announced that the proceeds would be returned “soon” until the decision of the International Criminal Court was suspended, but this was also a clear green light from the power now obtained. In the context of appeasing the political life of Côte d’Ivoire, he will intervene on a fixed date, which will take place one month after the peaceful legislative elections, without street protests, which is different from the October 2020 presidential election. Violence that killed about 100 people. Laurent Gbagbo’s Popular Front (FPI) of Ivory Coast participated in these ten-year boycott polls. The party in power won the election, but it also brought 91 opposition representatives back to the National Assembly.
Côte d’Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé were acquitted by the International Criminal Court