Gbagbo taken into custody at ICC
30 November 2011, 14:37
The Hague - A source at the International Criminal Court is confirming
that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has been taken into
custody at the court.
The source, speaking on condition of
anonymity because he was not officially authorised to disclose the news,
said Gbagbo was being held in the court's detention unit close to the
He arrived on board an Ivorian plane that landed at Rotterdam The Hague Airport shortly before 04:00 on Wednesday.
No details have been released of the charges faced
by Gbagbo, but the court's investigation focused on violence that
erupted after he refused to accept defeat in last year's presidential
election and nearly plunged Ivory Coast into civil war.