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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Alcide Djédjé
Ivory Coast's justice minister said late Saturday that dozens of family members and domestic workers of disgraced strongman Laurent Gbagbo have been freed from detention.
Ivory Coast's strongman leader Laurent Gbagbo holed up in a bunker inside the presidential residence Tuesday, defiantly maintaining he won the election four months ago even as troops backing the internationally recognized winner encircled the home.
The top U.N. envoy in Ivory Coast said Wednesday that opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara won the disputed presidential election by an "irrefutable margin" as the international community stepped up pressure on the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, to concede defeat.
Mr. Gbagbo's former foreign minister, Alcide Djedje, said they were at an unlooted family home near the seaside resort of Grand Bassam, under U.N. protection.
"This will finish in a power-sharing arrangement," Mr. Djedje said late Tuesday.