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Gbagbo set to be handed over to Hague court

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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, one of his lawyers said on Tuesday.

The prosecutor has served an international arrest warrant on … Laurent Gbagbo,” lawyer Jean Gbougnon told AFP. “This concerns his transfer to The Hague; I don’t know when, maybe today, at the latest tomorrow.”

Last month, ICC judges gave prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo the green light to probe post-election war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by forces loyal to both Gbagbo and new Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.