Ivory Coast investigates ministers in blood crimes

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The Independent Online

Ivory Coast's justice minister says he is making a list of people to be arrested on charges of blood crimes, corruption and hate speech.

Jeannot Ahoussou said today that he is investigating all the ministers and generals in the government of arrested strongman Laurent Gbagbo, as well as journalists who broadcast hate speech.

Top of the list is Charles Ble Goude, Gbagbo's youth minister, who organized a violent anti-French and anti-UN gang that has terrorized foreigners and ordinary civilians.

Hundreds of people have been killed since Gbagbo refused to accept his defeat at November elections and turned heavy weapons on civilians. Gbagbo was arrested Monday after a bloody four-month standoff.