Ivory Coast: UN blames Gbagbo over mass graves

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The Independent Online

UN investigators have found there were at least 68 bodies in 10 burial mounds recently discovered on a football field in Abidjan.

Guillaume Ngefa, the deputy director of the human rights division of the UN mission in Ivory Coast, said the victims were likely to have been killed by militias loyal to Laurent Gbagbo on 12 April, the day after the former president was arrested.

The killings may have been in revenge for the arrest of several dozen militiamen who had taken cover inside a Baptist church, said Mr Ngefa.

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