Ouattara’s supporters approach ICC for adaptation of ONUCI mandate

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The supporters of Alassane Ouattara, one of the two proclaimed presidents in Côte d’Ivoire have approached  the International Criminal Court (ICC) to demand the use of the mandate of the UN forces to the situation prevailing in the country, a statement from the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) disclosed.

The statement, issued by the coalition, which is backing Mr. Ouattara said RHDP will go to the ICC prosecutor to cause investigations to be opened to identify the instigators of the bloody suppression of Thursday in Abidjan, to "respond to their acts."

Urging the international community to "face the seriousness of the present crisis and the threats to civilian populations" in Cote d'Ivoire, the supporters of Ouattara asked for the application of the UN forces' mandate in their country.

In the meantime, RHDP has continued to mobilise people to force Laurent Gbagbo out of office, despite the failed attempt to seize the state television (RTI) and the office of the Prime Minister on Thursday and Friday.
-0- PANA GB/JSG/MSA/BOS 18Dec2010

18 december 2010 12:23:37

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