The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says security forces associated with Laurent Gbagbo are abducting and ‘disappearing’ his rival's supporters.
Citing statements from numerous witnesses, the organisation says the Ivorian leaders who order and encourage these kinds of grave human rights abuses could be held accountable by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Africa director at HRW, Rona Peligal, notes that, “Abducting, disappearing, and killing perceived political opponents are horrific human rights crimes, which can and should be punished."
"No Ivorian families should have to suffer this grave mistreatment," explains Peligal.
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