Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of Ivory coast opposition leader Pascal Athi Gosen and others who were arrested days after the constitutional court confirmed Alsen Watara as re-election.

Gosen is facing charges of terrorism and sedation after rejecting president Alsen Watara re-election win for a third term and announcing the establishment of parallel government.

The riots group has also said several human rights abuses were committed before and after the electoral period including attacks on demonstrators by people armed with machetes and guns.