Belgium will take in former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo following a request from the International Criminal Court which freed him from detention the previous day, Belgian news agency Belga said on Saturday.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers fought on Friday over terms of release for former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, after he was acquitted on atrocities charges at the International Criminal Court last month.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Saturday did not rule out competing in next year's presidential election, amid speculation that he plans to stand for a third term - a move his opponents say would violate the constitution.
International Criminal Court appeals judges delayed the release of Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, ordering that he continue to be held for at least two more weeks after being acquitted on charges of atrocities.
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