Ivory Coast court jails ex-first lady for 20 years over election violence

March 10, 2015 7:29 AM

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Ivory Coast court jails ex-first lady for 20 years over election violence

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A court in Ivory Coast on Tuesday found former first lady Simone Gbagbo guilty of charges related to her role in a 2011 post-election crisis in which around 3,000 people were killed, sentencing her to 20 years in prison, her lawyer said.

Gbagbo, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity, was tried along with 82 other allies of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo.

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