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UN Envoy Calls on Ivory Coast to Release Violence Probe

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 04:43 PM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A senior U.N. human rights envoy calls on Ivory Coast to release the full version of a national probe into last year's post-election violence.

Doudou Diene, the U.N.'s independent expert on human rights in the West African nation, said in an interview with the AP Thursday that publication of the report completed earlier this year by the National Commission of Inquiry was "a condition of reconciliation."

At least 3,000 people were killed after ex-President Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede defeat in the 2010 runoff vote to now-President Alassane Ouattara.

Despite evidence that supporters of both men committed grave crimes during the six-month conflict, only Gbagbo supporters have been charged, sparking allegations of victor's justice. He also criticized the delay in bringing cases against Gbagbo supporters to trial.

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