Ivorian group wants ICC probe rebel "Gen IB" killing
It seems all eyes are now turning to the Hague based International Criminal Court (ICC) for justice in the Ivory Coast, in the aftermath of the post elections fighting.
President Alassane Ouattara and his government earlier invited the ICC to investigate crimes allegedly committed by deposed President Laurent Gbagbo and his government forces.
Ivory Coast is one country where calls for justice have been ringing in the aftermath of the post elections fighting.
Because of what they sees as “double standard justice” being practiced by the Ouattara regime, Dr. Patrick Ngouan, head of the Ivorian civil society movement said it was necessary for the ICC to investigate past crimes, not only the post election violence.
Ngouan said investigations and prosecutions should go as far back as 2002, when the country’s civil started.
Now, the Association for Justice for the fallen rebel general, Ibrahim Coulibaly alias “General IB” says it’s filing its case for the ICC to prosecute those who allegedly killed him. He died in what was said to have been a shootout between his men and the Ouattara backed Republican forces in the Abidjan suburb of Abobo few months ago.
Click audio and listen to WADR's Enoh Ndri's interview with Kaber Doumbia, spokesman for the group and on the phone line from Paris.Tweet