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Former Ivory Coast Leader Goes on Trial at ICC

The long-awaited trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo got underway Thursday at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Gbagbo, 70, and his close ally and former militia leader, Charles Ble Goude, are charged with crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and persecution stemming from Ivory Coast’s post-election war in 2010. Gbagbo is the first former head of state to be tried at the ICC. Some 3,000 people were killed during the four month long...

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