ICC / GBAGBO

15-Jan-2019 00:01:01
The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced the acquittal of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo as well as ex-militia leader Charles Blé Goudé of all charges against them. ICC
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STORY: ICC / GBAGBO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 JANUARY 2019, THE HAGUE
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15 JANUARY 2019, THE HAGUE

1. Wide shot, courtroom
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Cuno Tarfusser, presiding judge, International Criminal Court (ICC):
“For all these reasons, the Chamber hereby decides that the Prosecutor has failed to satisfy the burden of proof with the requisite standard as foreseen in Article 66 of the Rome Statute, grants the Defence motions for acquittal of all charges against Mr. Laurent Gbagbo and Mr. Charles Blé Goudé, orders the immediate release of both accused.”
3. Med shot, courtroom
4. Close up, Ivory Coast’s ex-President Laurent Gbagbo
5. Close up, ex-militia leader Charles Blé Goudé
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Cuno Tarfusser, presiding judge, International Criminal Court (ICC):
“The hearing is adjourned.”
7. Zoom out, courtroom
8. Wide shot, judges leave courtroom
9. Wide shot, courtroom
STORYLINE
The International Criminal Court (ICC) today (15 Jan) announced the acquittal of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo as well as ex-militia leader Charles Blé Goudé of all charges against them.

The two had faced charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the context of post-electoral violence in the country between 16 December 2010 and 12 April 2011.

The Court ordered the release of Mr. Gbagbo and Mr. Blé Goudé. The Prosecutor may request that either or both remain in detention for exceptional reasons.

Judge Cuno Tarfusser said the Prosecutor has failed to submit sufficient evidence to demonstrate the responsibility of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé for the incidents in question.

Judge Herrera Carbuccia issued a dissenting opinion. The Prosecutor may appeal.
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