uns former justice.jpgA former judge on the United Nation’s highest court went on trial in Madagascar yesterday on charges of complicity in a coup plot.


Raymond Ranjeva denies any involvement in the alleged plot to unseat Andry Rajoelina, who seized power in a coup in March 2009.

The 70-year old Ranjeva is a former rector of Antananarivo University and was Vice President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which settles disputes between nations.

He returned to Madagascar in 2010 and openly declared his opposition to Rajoelina’s rule.