Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after his shock acquittal at the International Criminal Court.
After seven years detained at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and ex-youth leader Charles Ble Goude are free men — but there's a hitch.
Presiding judge Chile Eboe-Osuji read out the unanimous verdict of the five-judge appeals panel.
"The conditions set out in the written judgement are imposed to Mr. Gbagbo and Mr.
Gbagbo and his co-defendant Charles Ble Goude were acquitted of crimes against humanity on January 15, but the ICC refused to release them until a host country was found.