I.Coast's ex first lady on trial for poll bloodbath

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo attends her trial at the Abidjan Justice Court on May 31, 2016Ivory Coast’s feisty former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial Tuesday for crimes against humanity in what many see as a litmus case for justice in the west African country. Security was tight as a smiling Gbagbo, in an elegant red and white floral dress and sporting her trademark braids, was led in and seated in a red chair opposite the bench. Nicknamed the “Iron Lady”, she is accused of planning and directing rights abuses against supporters of her husband’s presidential rival to try to maintain Laurent Gbagbo in power at all costs.

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