Chad security agents face first trial over 1980s killings, torture

November 14, 2014 5:19 PM

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N'DJAMENA/DAKAR (Reuters) - More than 20 Chadian security agents appeared in a special court charged with murder and torture on Friday, at the start of the country's first trial linked to abuses during the rule of ousted strongman Hissene Habre in the 1980s.

Scores of people who said they had suffered at the hands Habre's secret police packed into the courtroom, some holding signs saying "No to Impunity" and "24 years of waiting".

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