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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said “grave errors” were made in the acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo, the former President of Ivory Coast, last year. This declaration was made as they began their bid to overturn the decision at an appeal’s hearing began on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Last year’s January, the ICC said that prosecutors had failed to prove any case against Gbagbo. But the prosecutors have said they will seek a re-trial for Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity for his role in post-election violence in Ivory Coast in 2010-2011. 

The prosecutors have appealed the decision mainly on procedural grounds, arguing that there were legal faults with the way the decision was announced and the way evidence was assessed. 

Read more: Reuters.

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