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Lawyer Blames Politics for Trial of Former First Lady of Ivory Coast

The attorney for Simone Gbagbo, wife of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, says he will petition a court to release the former first lady from three years under house arrest as her trial continues next week. Mrs. Gbagbo is charged with attempting to undermine the country’s security, because of her alleged role in the 2010 post-election violence that left about 3,000 people dead and scores displaced from their homes.  But, defense attorney Rodrigue Dadje dismissed the...

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