August 9, 2022



Ivory Coast TV presenter convicted of glorifying rape


Updated 7:06 AM ET, Thu September 2, 2021


A television presenter in Ivory Coast was convicted on Wednesday of glorifying rape and given a one-year suspended prison sentence for asking a convicted rapist he invited onto his prime-time show to simulate a sexual assault using a mannequin.

The court also fined the presenter, Yves de Mbella, 2 million CFA francs ($3,619.91) and banned him from leaving Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital, for one year, a spokesperson for Ivory Coast’s justice system told Reuters.
The man who appeared on the show was sentenced to two years in prison, the spokesperson said.


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