Fri 1 to Sun 17 Feb 2013

Senegal to host Hissène Habré's trial

Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré

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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.

news.yahoo.com - Senegal set to host Feb. trial of ex-Chad dictator on 2013-01-16

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