Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Gbagbo again seeking release

31 October 2012, 17:23

The Hague - Laurent Gbagbo's defence lawyer has urged the International Criminal Court to release the former Ivory Coast president from pre-trial custody, saying he is too ill and poor to flee justice.

But prosecutor Gilles Dutertre has warned the court Gbagbo has a network of supporters prepared "to commit violent acts" to return him to power if he is freed.

Defence lawyer Emmanuel Altit insists Gbagbo "has no money and ... because of ill health he cannot abscond".

Gbagbo was not in court for Tuesday's hearing. Details of his ill health have not been released.

Gbagbo was extradited almost a year ago to face charges stemming from murder and rape committed by his supporters as he tried to cling to power following disputed 2010 elections.

Gbagbo says he is innocent.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
S Mbinya
What To Do If She Has A Boyfriend

Here are tips to help you get a girl who has a boyfriend: Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Kalonzo blasts DP Ruto for ‘grabb...

11 Kamba MPs declared their allegiance to Jubilee last month. Read more...

Submitted by
George Vodongo
President Uhuru Kenyatta pardons ...

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday released 7,000 petty offenders to create room in the prisons. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Why Mashujaa Day celebrations wer...

Find out why this year's Mashujaa Day celebrations were held in Machakos. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Foods that burn belly fat fast

You can take your best foods and snacks and still be able to get rid of that pot belly. Read more...