ICoast court rejects appeal by ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years jail over her role in 2010 post-election violence, which left more than 3,000 people deadIvory 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. “The supreme court Thursday rejected our appeal,” Rodrigue Dadje told AFP, criticising it as a “political decision”. Simone Gbagbo, currently being held in Abidjan, was sentenced in March 2015 to 20 years imprisonment after being convicted of “attacking state authority” over her role in the post-election violence, which left more than 3,000 people dead.

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