ICC upholds acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

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

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

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

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