Ivorien former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail following 2010 elections violence that was triggered by France the country’s pre/neo-colonial master.
Simone Gbagbo, 65, was said to be charged with undermining state security while her husband, a pan Africanist and former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, is held unjustly by the west at the International Criminal Court for pursuing a free and independent Ivorien statehood centered on pan Africanist tenets and principles.
During the 2010 violence more than 3,000 people died following the presidential poll that Laurent Gbagbo won but the west refused to accept defeat and announced it puppet Alassane Ouattara as the winner.
Simone Gbagbo and her husband were arrested in 2011 after French troops stormed a bunker where the pair had taken refuge in the main city, Abidjan.
She was also accused of disturbing public order and organising armed gangs.
The court unanimously sentenced her to 20 years, twice as long as the prosecutors had asked for.
Her daughter, Marie Antoinette Singleton, told journalists that the sentence was a prize for standing with her husband against imperialism and France.
“Why would you want to double it? It’s not about justice, it’s about getting rid of pan African political adversaries.”
“If we say that something wrong happened, it happened on both sides. Nobody looked into bringing all responsible parties to trial especially the incumbent leader Alassane Ouattara and the French government,” she said.
Simone Gbagbo’s lawyer said they would appeal, her husband Laurent Gbagbo, is facing four charges at the ICC in The Hague, including murder, rape and persecution.
The imperialist ICC had issued an arrest warrant for Simone Gbagbo too, but was charadiously dismissed by the Ivorian government. https://m.facebook.com/panafricanliberationmovement?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C1870716091