Chad: ex-leader Habre to face trial for crimes against humanity 

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July 20,N’Djamena: former Chad leader Hissene Habre, will be facing a trial in Senegal on Monday, over the alleged political killings of thousands of people during his reign.

 

According to a report, Habre, will be tried by the Senegalese courts’ Extraordinary African Chambers, a special court which had been established to hear his case under an African Union agreement.

Habre who was once known as ‘Africa‘s Pinochet’, by human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch, will be facing trial for political crimes between 1982 and 1990. “It shows that you can actually achieve justice here in Africa,” said HRW counsel Reed Brody, who has been working on the case against Habre since 1999.

The Oslo Times

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