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Senegal to host Hissène Habré's trial

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Published: 16 Jan 2013 | By Maja Micudova and 1 other | Last updated: 16 Jan 2013
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Senegal hosts the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, who is accused of committing crimes against humanity in the 1980s. 

The trial, which got a green light from Senegal's parliament in December 2012, is to take place in a special tribunal authorized under the African Union. 

Following eight years of rule, Habré fled to Senegal in 1990 leaving behind a country strewn with mass graves. Faced with Senegal's inaction, the victims of the dictator's crimes turned to Belgium in 2001 requesting a trial for his crimes. Four years later, an international arrest warrant was issued, charging Habré with crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.  


Habré's trial is considered a major step toward Africa dealing with its own war criminals.

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Created by Maja MicudovaCreated by Maja Micudova
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Modified by Georgeta GheorgheLast modified by Georgeta Gheorghe
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Location: Senegal
Earliest date: Friday 1 February 2013
Latest date: Sunday 17 February 2013
Planning: confirmed
Ended: 612 days ago

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