Fourteen pro-Gbagbo soldiers face trial in I.Coast

Fourteen members of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's security detail will stand trial in the Ivory Coast on Thursday over deadly post-election violence, pictured here on December 16, 2010 in AbidjanFourteen members of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s security detail will stand trial in the Ivory Coast on Thursday over post-election violence that killed some 3,000 people. The military trial comes after a civilian court in Abidjan on Tuesday sentenced former first lady Simone Gbagbo to a 20-year prison term on charges of undermining state security during the 2010-2011 crisis. Those facing Thursday’s military trial include Gbagbo’s military doctor, prosecutor Ange Kessi told reporters Wednesday. Kessi said that they were being charged with disobeying orders and violating state security.

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