Hissène Habré

By IndepthAfrica
In Chad
Jul 2nd, 2013
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Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Senegalese authorities charged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with criminal acts against humankind and remanded him in custody on Tuesday in an indictment seen by numerous as a breakthrough for African equity. The 70-year-old was additionally accused of war criminal ...
By benim
In African Union (AU)
Dec 10th, 2012
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By Stephen Lamony African states must take lead in prosecution of grave crimes rather than diluting the mandate of an over-stretched regional court. The three year old impasse between the African Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is being further complicated by plans to expand the...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 23rd, 2012
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Senegal and the African Union say they’ve finalized a deal on how to try a former Chadian dictator who is accused of ordering thousands of political opponents to be tortured or killed. The move comes about a month after preliminary agreement was announced. In July, the International Court of Ju...
By benim
In Election
Jul 15th, 2011
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Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade on Thursday proposed moving up a presidential election set for February 26, 2012, in a speech to the nation as his regime faces mounting criticism. If “the opposition is in a hurry and sure” it will win, “I can see an early presidential elect...
By benim
In Chad
Jul 13th, 2011
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Arrests, disappearances, torture and murder: past atrocities have brought together some of the victims of the repressive 1982-1990 rule in Chad of Hissene Habre, who is accused of crimes against humanity. Fatima Mando was arrested at her job in Ndjamena in 1983 with three other women by para-military...
By benim
In News
Jul 10th, 2011
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Senegal has suspended its planned repatriation of Chad’s former President Hissene Habre, who has been sentenced to death in his home country, Senegal’s foreign minister has said. The move followed an appeal by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay. Ms Pillay had expressed concern that Mr Habr...