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Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo freed after amnesty
8 Aug 2018
Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo, who had been serving a 20-year jail term, was released on Wednesday, two days after being amnestied by President Alassane Ouattara, her lawyer said.
Ivory Coast leader announces amnesty for Simone Gbagbo and 800 others
7 Aug 2018
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday announced amnesties for around 800 people, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo who is currently behind bars, in the name of national reconciliation.
Prosecutors demand life sentence for ex-first lady Gbagbo
28 Mar 2017
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a life jail term for Ivory Coast's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, who is on trial for alleged crimes against humanity.
Ivory Coast's ex-first lady clashes with judge at trial
30 Nov 2016
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo and the judge trying her for crimes against humanity clashed Tuesday, with military police forced to prevent her from leaving the courtroom.
Ivory Coast judge says Gbagbo trial can happen without her
16 Nov 2016
The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity can proceed without her, a judge ruled Wednesday following her failure to appear in court.
Simone Gbagbo trial adjourned again over witness row
2 Nov 2016
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo's trial for crimes against humanity was adjourned on Wednesday after her lawyers threatened to walk out over the failure of high-profile witnesses to attend.
Simone Gbagbo lawyers walk out of Ivory Coast trial
25 Oct 2016
The lawyers of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Monday suspended their participation in her trial for crimes against humanity because the court refused to hear testimony from leading politicians.
Trial of 'tired' Ivory Coast's Simone Gbagbo delayed to October
1 Aug 2016
An Ivory Coast court on Monday adjourned Simone Gbagbo's trial for crimes against humanity until October 10, after the former first lady complained she was too tired to proceed.
Ivory Coast ex-first lady claims she suffered rape attempt in detention
1 Jun 2016
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Wednesday rejected a court's charges of crimes against humanity during a 2010 wave of violence, claiming she suffered attempted rape in detention.
Pro-Gbagbo group supports Simone as her second trial begins
1 Jun 2016
The Abidjan Justice Court yesterday opened the trial of Simone Gbagbo, the former First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire.
Ivory Coast's ex-first lady prepares for second trial
30 May 2016
Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo will be tried for crimes against humanity starting Tuesday, having already been jailed for 20 years for her part in 2010's post-electoral violence.
Ivory Coast court rejects appeal by ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo
27 May 2016
Ivory Coast's supreme court has rejected former first lady Simone Gbagbo's appeal against a 20-year sentence over her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections that her husband Laurent Gbagbo lost, her lawyer said.