The Hague - The prosecution has not presented enough
evidence to try former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of
crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court said on Tuesday.
The judges gave the prosecution more time to build its case,
setting a deadline of November 15.
The court said that while it found the prosecution's case at
this point insufficient to continue to trial, it was sufficient enough to
prevent a dismissal of the charges.
Gbagbo faces four charges related to violence after the 2010
presidential election, in which about 3 000 people died.
Gbagbo, who is in the court's custody, refused to concede
defeat to now-President Alassane Ouattara, prompting battles between supporters
of the two politicians.