Ivory Coast Rules Against Sending Former First Lady to ICC

Ivory Coast’s government says it will not transfer former first lady Simone Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.

The government announced the decision after a special cabinet meeting on Friday, saying Gbagbo would instead be tried in an Ivorian court.

Former President Laurent Gbabgo is already awaiting trial at the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity.

He was arrested and transferred to the ICC in 2011 for his alleged role in the …