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Ivory Coast's Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Acquitted

News broke Wednesday morning that Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Côte d'Ivoire, was acquitted in an Ivoirian court on charges of crimes against humanity. There is currently an outstanding warrant for her arrest issued by the International Criminal Court on four counts of crimes against humanity. Côte d'Ivoire has refused her extradition. 

Former president Laurent Gbagbo is currently on trial at the ICC for crimes against humanity. 

This article originally appeared in BBC News.