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Neo
10th August 2011, 06:49 PM
The son of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo is among 12 people who have been charged over post-election violence which killed 3,000 people.

Michel Gbagbo, who has dual French and Ivorian nationality, was charged along with other close allies of his father. They include former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan, head of Mr Gbagbo's party.

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The group was among dozens put under house arrest with Mr Gbagbo in April. The BBC's John James in Abidjan says all the key figures arrested with Mr Gbagbo have now been charged, except for the former president and his wife Simone.

The 12 are charged with taking part in an armed insurrection. Mr Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in presidential elections in November. He was ousted from power after forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara - the internationally recognised winner of the polls - entered Abidjan and captured him with the backing of UN and French troops.


Source: BBC