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Côte d’Ivoire Massacre leads to Arrest

Militia leader, Amade Oueremi, was arrested this past weekend for participating in a massacre in 2011. Oueremi is accused of the massacre in the western town of Duekoue of those who resisted the election of the current president, President Alassane Ouattara.
During the 2011 election, former president, President Laurent Gbagbo, lost the election to current the president. Gbagbo refused to step down which led to four months of violence in the country.  During these four months Gbagbo and more than 100 of his supporters were arrested and close to 3,000 people killed.
More details of Oueremi’s prosecution to come…

~Abrina Hillson