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Defiant Ivorian ex-youth firebrand Ble Goude before ICC

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's right-hand man Charles Ble Goude faced International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Thursday, proclaiming his innocence over deadly post-election violence three years ago. The leader of the so-called "Young Patriots", a fanatical group of Gbagbo supporters, is facing four counts of crimes against humanity for his role in the 2010-11 unrest which the UN said left 3,000 people dead.

Ivorian ex-youth firebrand Ble Goude before ICC

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's right-hand man Charles Ble Goude faced International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Thursday for his alleged role in a deadly post-election standoff three years ago. The leader of the so-called "Young Patriots", a fanatical group of Gbagbo supporters, is facing four counts of crimes against humanity for his role in the 2010-11 unrest which the UN said left 3,000 people dead.

Ivorian ex-youth firebrand Ble Goude before ICC

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's right-hand man Charles Ble Goude faced International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Thursday, proclaiming his innocence over deadly post-election violence three years ago. The leader of the so-called "Young Patriots", a fanatical group of Gbagbo supporters, is facing four counts of crimes against humanity for his role in the 2010-11 unrest which the UN said left 3,000 people dead. "My name is Ble Goude, Charles," he said, wearing a grey suit, white shirt and light blue tie.

I. Coast split over transfer of war crimes suspect to ICC

The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo's onetime "Street General" to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity has divided his west African nation. The pro-Gbagbo opposition said the search for closure following more than a decade of turmoil in Ivory Coast was all but doomed after former youth leader Charles Ble Goude, 42, was sent to join his former mentor in the International Criminal Court's detention centre.

I. Coast's firebrand ex-youth leader transferred to ICC

Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, was locked up in The Hague early Sunday pending his trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity. A court spokesman confirmed that the 42-year-old former youth leader was put inside the court's detention centre, located inside a Dutch prison complex on the outskirts of The Hauge.

I.Coast transfers Gbagbo right-hand man to ICC

Ivory Coast said Saturday it has transferred Charles Ble Goude, the jailed right-hand man of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to face trial before the International Criminal Court over post-electoral violence in 2010 and 2011. The Ivorian government announced on national television it had transferred the 42-year-old former youth leader, who faces four counts of crimes against humanity, to the Hague-based court.

Ivory Coast transfers Gbagbo right-hand man to ICC

Charles Ble Goude, the former right-hand man of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity, the Ivorian government said Saturday. The 42-year-old former youth leader faces four counts of crimes against humanity at the court based in The Hague over post-electoral violence in 2010-11.

Hague court says Ivory Coast suspect Ble Goude in its custody

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Charles Ble Goude, wanted by the International Criminal Court in connection with a wave of violence after Ivory Coast's 2010 elections, is in the court's custody and is on his way to its jail in The Hague, the court said on Saturday. The Ivory Coast government said on Thursday that it would hand over Ble Goude, a close ally of former president Laurent Gbagbo, who is already in detention in The Hague awaiting trial on similar crimes against humanity charges.

Ivory Coast to send ex-youth leader Ble Goude to ICC

Ivory Coast announced Thursday it will transfer Charles Ble Goude, the jailed right-hand man of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. In September last year, The Hague-based ICC unsealed a warrant for 42-year-old Ble Goude, who faces four counts of crimes against humanity over 2010-2011 post-election unrest. Gbagbo's former youth leader was arrested in Ghana more than a year ago and extradited to Ivory Coast but the authorities were hesitant to send him to the war crimes court.

Ivory Coast to send ex-youth leader Ble Goude to ICC

Ivory Coast announced Thursday it will transfer Charles Ble Goude, the jailed right-hand man of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. In September last year, The Hague-based ICC unsealed a warrant for 42-year-old Ble Goude, who faces four counts of crimes against humanity over 2010-2011 post-election unrest. Gbagbo's former youth leader was arrested in Ghana more than a year ago and extradited to Ivory Coast but the authorities were hesitant to send him to the war crimes court.
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