Int'l court expands Ivory Coast investigation

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - International Criminal Court judges have expanded an investigation in Ivory Coast to cover atrocities dating back to 2002 and committed against a backdrop of political turmoil in the West African nation, the court announced Thursday. The written decision dramatically...

Ivory Coast youth leader speaks from hiding

DAKAR Senegal (AP) - Charles Ble Goude will not say what country he is in. He calls on a masked number, after an appointment set up by a go-between in France. The 40-year-old headed the Young Patriots, an ultranationalist youth group that is implicated in Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

9 Ivorian women sentenced over genital mutilation

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast (AP) - An Ivory Coast official says nine women have been sentenced to two years in prison each for involvement in female genital mutilation, marking the first time such a case results in Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Witnesses implicate Ivory Coast dozos in attack

DUEKOUE Ivory Coast (AP) - A group of traditional hunters known for policing western Ivory Coast is now being implicated in a gruesome attack on a camp for displaced people, where at least six residents were killed after an angry mob set tents ablaze. The hunters known as dozos have long partnered...

Ivory Coast: Detainees charge torture by military

SAN PEDRO Ivory Coast (AP) - The soldiers lined up the detainees in a row on the grass in the middle of the night and beat them with sticks. Other times, soldiers struck the prisoners with belts and rifles so hard the Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Amnesty Int: Ivory Coast torturing detainees

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast (AP) - Ivory Coast security officials are torturing dozens of detainees by administering electric shocks and other forms of abuse, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The victims include people charged with endangering state security in the wake of a recent spate of attacks...

Officials: New mass graves found in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast (AP) - Up to 10 new mass graves have been discovered near the site of a July attack on a camp for displaced people, officials said Tuesday, amid allegations that initial casualty totals were downplayed to mask killings carried out by the national army. Rights groups claim summary...