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Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Declares Innocence at Start of ICC Trial

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo entered a not guilty plea Thursday in the opening day of his trial at the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo, the first former head of state to be tried at The Hague, is facing charges of crimes against humanity, including rape and murder, for his involvement in a protracted post-election battle in 2010 and 2011 that left 3,000 people dead. Prosecutors say the 70-year-old Gbagbo and his co-defendant, former youth leader Charles Ble Goude,...

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