Simone Gbagbo faced charges of crimes against humanity—including murder, rape, inhuman acts and persecution—following her husband’s refusal to hand over power to Alassane Ouattara, who won a 2010 election.
Over 3,000 people died in the unrest.
“The chamber considers it appropriate to decide that the warrant of arrest for Simone Gbagbo shall cease to have effect,” the court said in a seven-page ruling seen by AFP and dated July 19.
“Good news for Madame Simone Gbagbo... she can now travel freely throughout the world,” her lawyer Ange Rodrigue Dadje said in a statement sent to AFP.
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