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Simone Gbagbo: 'Iron Lady' of Ivory Coast

A poster of former first lady Simone Gbagbo is shown in Abidjan on December 4, 2013Ivory Coast’s “Iron Lady” Simone Gbagbo, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday, basked in her role as the power behind the throne during her husband Laurent Gbagbo’s regime, but to foes she was a pitiless killer. Gbagbo is wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC), where her husband already faces justice, but she has instead been on trial in Abidjan, alongside 82 officials from the former ruling party. She had been accused of actively supporting Laurent Gbagbo in his bid to keep power after his electoral defeat in November 2010 ended a turbulent decade in office. The couple were arrested in April 2011 by forces loyal to new President Alassane Ouattara during a French-backed military operation, after five months of fighting that claimed at least 3,000 lives.

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