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Gbagbo’s Son Charged In Violence

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The son of Ivory Coast’s former president is among 12 people charged in the post-election violence in which an estimated 3,000 people died, officials said.

Michel Gbagbo was charged with other allies of his father, Laurent Gbagbo, including Pascal Affi N’Guessan, the former prime minister and leader of Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Those charged were among among dozens of people placed under house arrest along with Gbagbo in April. With the exception of Gbagbo and his wife Simone, all have been charged in the violence that rocked the African country for five months after the presidential election when Gbagbo refused to leave so the internationally recognized winner Alassane Ouattara could assume office.

The 12 were charged with participating in an armed insurrection and attempting to undermine the state. They are being held in separate towns and could be investigated by the International Criminal Court, the BBC said.

Human rights groups have decried the detentions, saying Gbagbo supporters should either be charged or release.

While Ouattara has said both sides would face justice if they committed crimes during the dispute, not one of his supporters has been arrested, observers said.

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