News of Gbagbo's arrest surprises many IvoriansListen /
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has charged Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo with multiple counts of crimes against humanity, for his role in the violence that occurred after last year's presidential elections.
Mr. Gbagbo was arrested and flown to the Netherlands, where he was transferred to a detention centre in The Hague.
In Cote D'Ivoire itself, news about the former president's arrival in The Hague, took many by surprise.
Eric Semian is from a local NGO, Action for the Protection of Human Rights.
"We are both surprised and feel as though we have been deceived, given that what we want is an impartial investigation. That investigation should be transparent. We just don't understand."
Mr. Gbagbo is the first former head of state to be charged by the ICC since its inception in 2002.