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Gbagbo arrives in the Netherlands

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 00:56

Nov. 30 - Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in the Netherlands to face an arrest warrant at the International Criminal Court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday (November 30) to face an arrest warrant at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the first former head of state to do so. Gbagbo was then transferred to a detention centre in Scheveningen, where he will be kept while the ICC tries him for crimes committed during a four-month stand-off with new President Alassane Ouattara after the Ivory Coast elections. The Hague-based court, which is also pursuing Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and investigating alleged crimes in Kenya, Libya and Central African Republic, has so far declined to comment on the warrant. Last month it opened an investigation into killings, rapes and other abuses committed during a four-month conflict triggered by Gbagbo's refusal to cede power to Alassane Ouattara in last year's election. The conflict ended only when French-backed pro-Ouattara forces captured him on April 11.

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Gbagbo arrives in the Netherlands

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 00:56