Swiss call for restraint in Ivory Coast

The Foreign Ministry has called for an independent investigation into atrocities committed in Ivory Coast with view to indicting those responsible.

This content was published on April 12, 2011 - 16:31 and agencies

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry called for restraint from all sides involved in recent fighting in Ivory Coast.

It said the civilian population must be protected and human rights and international law must be respected.

In response to the arrest of former leader Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan on Monday, the ministry said Switzerland had recognised Alasanne Ouattara as the winner of last November’s presidential elections and had called on Mr Gbagbo several times to step down.

On January 19, the Swiss government moved to block any assets in Switzerland belonging to Mr Gbagbo or his associates.

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