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AFP
January 27, 2018
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Ex-president Gbagbo son jailed in I. Coast for ‘false news’

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AFP
January 27, 2018

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ABIDJAN: Michel Gbagbo, son of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, was sentenced Friday to six months’ jail and a fine for “complicity in disclosing false news”, his lawyer said. In an interview with the Koaci.com news website in May 2016, Gbagbo said “250 people are still in prison” after a political and military showdown in 2010-11 when his father refused to accept electoral defeat at the hands of Alassane Ouattara, the incoming president. Michel Gbagbo also said 300 other people who have been “charged and placed under arrest since 2011 are held to be missing.” But the Abidjan criminal court ruled the claim false, said lawyer Rodrigue Dadje.

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