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Ivory Coast former first lady accused of crimes against humanity

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Ivory Coast former first lady accused of crimes against humanity

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Ivory Coast’s former first lady has been charged with crimes against humanity – alleging she is responsible for offences including rape and murder.

Simone Gbagbo is currently under house arrest in the northwestern city of Odienne.

Her husband, ex-President Laurent Gbagbo is awaiting trial at the Hague for similar charges.

It is unclear whether or not Simone Gbagbo will be extradited. She is also facing genocide charges in Ivory Coast.