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I. Coast's Gbagbo faces International Criminal Court

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Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday faces International Criminal Court judges who will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago. 

Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo gather on February 19, 2013 in The Hague before his court appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Gbagbo on Tuesday faces court's judges who will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago.

Presiding judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi is to open the hearings at the Hague-based court's headquarters at 14:30 pm (1330 GMT), with prosecutors expecting to launch their case later in the afternoon.

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