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Belgium agrees to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following release by ICC

The International Criminal Court on Friday ordered the conditional release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after he was cleared last month on charges of crimes against humanity.A spokesman for the ICC on Friday night said both men had left the detention centre in The Hague “as an interim measure”, without providing further details.Judges agreed to release the 73-year-old ex-strongman and his aide Charles Blé Goudé on condition that they live in as-yet unspecified country pending an appeal by the prosecution.

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