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Ouattara assures Gbagbo 'free to return' to Ivory Coast.

The president of Ivory Coast has said that former President, Laurent Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude are free to return to the country after they were acquitted of crimes against humanity.

President Alassane Ouattara was speaking a week after the International Criminal Court upheld Mr. Gbagbo’s acquittal in a case that focused on post-election violence over a decade ago.

More than 3,000 people were killed in the brief civil war that followed the disputed 2010 elections in the Country.

According to the International Criminal Court, Former President Gbagbo is to be allowed the advantages and allowances available to all former leaders in the Ivory Coast.

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