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Ivory Coast's Ble Goude Makes First ICC Appearance

A former youth leader allegedly involved in the deadly violence that followed Ivory Coast's 2010 election proclaimed his innocence on Thursday during his first appearance before the International Criminal Court. A smiling Charles Ble Goude told the court at The Hague that he did not expect to be convicted on charges of crimes against humanity."Contrary to some people who think that travelling to the ICC is a one-way journey, I think a citizen can be tried and go home. I know that I...

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