Ivorian stadium disaster trial opensThe trial began in an Abidjan court Friday of nine people held responsible for a stampede stam·pede
1. A sudden frenzied rush of panic-stricken animals.
2. A sudden headlong rush or flight of a crowd of people.
3. in a Ivory Coast Ivory Coast: see Côte d'Ivoire. football stadium that left 20 dead and more than 130 injured in March.
Albert Kacou Anzouan, president of the Ivorian Football Federation's (FIF (Fractal Image Format) A graphics file format from content management company Interwoven, Inc. San Jose, CA (www.interwoven.com) that stores fractal images with compression ratios as high as 2,500:1. FIF was originally from MediaBin, Inc. ) match organising committee, appeared in the dock alongside the FIF's director general and chief accountant, Ardjouma Kone and Andoh Beugre, with six other defendants.
Anzouan is accused of manslaughter and involuntary injuries, swindling and complicity in forgery and using forged papers, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the charge sheet presented in court.
"I don't acknowledge the counts of manslaughter and involuntary injuries," he said in the dock, explaining that some tasks had been outsourced by the FIF to other authorities. "I was not in charge of security."
Three members of the Defence and Security Forces (FDS FDS Fim-De-Semana (Portugese: weekend)
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FDS Fiche de Données de Sécurité (Material Safety Data Sheets)
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FDS Faculty of Dental Surgery ) who were in charge of crowd control were absent from the hearing, but state prosecutor Raymond Tchimou said late in May that it was for the Supreme Court to rule which jurisdiction they come under.
The March 29 stampede took place at Abidjan's Houphouet-Boigny stadium before a 2010 World Cup qualifying match between Ivory Coast and Mali. The government has set up a national commission of enquiry into the disaster.
The state prosecutor has blamed the stampede on a "lack of coordination for safety measures safety measures,
n.pl actions (e.g., use of glasses, face masks) taken to protect patients and office personnel from such known hazards as particles and aerosols from high-speed rotary instruments, mercury vapor, radiation exposure, anesthetic and " and also accuses FIF leaders of having set up a parallel ticket agency for the match which swelled the crowd.
President Laurent Gbagbo Laurent Koudou Gbagbo (born May 31, 1945) has been the president of Côte d'Ivoire (better known in English as The Ivory Coast) since 2000. Early life and political career
Gbagbo was born in the village of Mama, near Gagnoa. called the tragedy "an unprecedented drama in our history" and declared three national days of mourning.
Fans, desperate for a rare chance to see their idols who normally play for European clubs, forced their way through the gates of the 35,000 capacity stadium and tumbled down the steps of the terracing to be crushed by those behind.
Many supporters had tickets and were angry at being refused entry, witnesses said, accusing the security forces of taking bribes to let loads of ticketless people into the match.