Former Chad dictator to face trial in Senegal on war crimes, torture charges

February 14, 2015 10:15 AM

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DAKAR, Senegal – A court in Senegal has decided to put former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on trial for charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

The Extraordinary African Chambers made the announcement Friday evening in response to the findings of a 19-month investigation into alleged crimes committed during Habre's presidency, which lasted from 1982 to 1990.

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