Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can live in Belgium

Gbagbo was released in January, he was surprisingly acquitted of charges of crimes against humanity during the wave of violence that cost about 3,000 people in their homeland in 2010 and 2011.

As part of the release conditions, Gbagbo is not allowed to leave the country, has promised to accept. He must also appear before the court again when the ICC convenes new court meetings

Saturday it was known that it is Belgium that will accept the president, who has been in custody in The Hague in neighboring the Netherlands since he was arrested by the army in the Ivory Coast in 2011. Belgium says Gbagbo may settle in the country until further because one of his wives and a son lives in Brussels.

“We have come to the conclusion that he can live in Belgium while he is in parole,” said Belgium’s Foreign Minister Didier Reynder, adding that the president will be under surveillance.

(© NTB)

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