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Ivory Coast Releases as Many as 17 Members of Ex Ruling Party

June 20, 2011

June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Ivory Coast released as many as 17 members of the former ruling party, including the ex-Defense Minister Michel Amani N’Guessan and former Justice Minister Yanon Yapo, the current minister of justice, Jeannot Ahoussou, said by phone today.

Those released had been held under house arrest at the hotel La Pergola.

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