Former Chadian President Hissène Habré was arrested yesterday in Senegal ahead of a trial on charges of crimes against humanity, judicial officials said. Hissène Habré is accused of political killings and torture during his eight-year presidency. Rights groups say 40.000 victims were killed under his rule. The chambers’ chief prosecutor, Mbacké Fall, asked to have [...]
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by Dr. Miša Zgonec-Rožej On Friday, 8 February 2013, Senegal officially inaugurated the Extraordinary African Chambers that has been set up within the Senegalese judicial system to try the former president of Chad, Hissène Habré. Habré is allegedly responsible for international crimes committed during his reign in Chad, including thousands of political killings and systematic [...]