The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, his France-based lawyer said on Tuesday.

They (Ivorian justice authorities) showed it to him this morning, Lucie Bourthumieux said by telephone. She added that she did not have any information on when any transfer to the ICC in The Hague might take place.

(reporting by Mark John; editing by Richard Valdmanis)