World Ex-First Lady Lands In Court Over Election Violence

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Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo goes on trial today in the main city, Abidjan, on charges of crimes against humanity.

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Known as the "Iron Lady", she has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison for "attacking state authority" over her role in post-election violence in 2010 that left more than 3,000 people dead.

The conflict ended when her husband Laurent Gbagbo was captured by UN and French-backed forces loyal to current President Alassane Ouattara.

Mr Gbagbo is facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court.
 

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