March 25, 2015
by William Helbling
A criminal court in chad on Wednesday sentenced seven ex-police officers to life in prison for crimes committed during the rule of dictator Hissene Habré. The former members of Habre's Directorate of Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) were accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, ...[read more]
November 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called for the trial of 26 former state security agents of Chad dictator Hissene Habre to be carried out in a "fair and transparent manner." The defendants are accused of murder, torture, kidnapping, arbitrary detention, and assault and battery during Habre's ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by G. Redd
More than 1,000 victims of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre filed for civil party status on Thursday, asking the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal to offcially recognize them as parties with an interest in the matter. Led by Jacqueline Moudeina, a human rights litigator, nearly 300 ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre was charged by Senegalese prosecutors on Monday with war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Habre will appear before the Extraordinary African Chambers, a special court set up in Senegal to investigate the allegations against him, and he could face life ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) signed an agreement in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers to try Habre for allegations of crimes against ...[read more]
May 17, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The Chad public prosecutor's office announced on Wednesday that it has arrested Mahamat Djibrine, a former political police chief suspected of torture and hundreds of politically motivated killings in the 1980s. Djibrine was in charge of the Directorate of Documentation and Service (DDS) political ...[read more]
May 6, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Senegal Justice Minister Aminate Toure and Chadian Justice Minister Jean-Bernard Badare signed an agreement Friday allowing Senegalese judges to carry out investigations in Chad in preparation for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. The agreement allows for Senegalese judges ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Senegal's newly-created Extraordinary African Chambers officially opened on Friday to prepare for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Senegal's national assembly adopted a law in December allowing for the creation of the special tribunal with the support of the African Union ...[read more]
January 17, 2013
by Addison Morris
Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre will stand trial next month for alleged crimes against humanity, Senegal's Justice Minister Aminata Toure confirmed Tuesday. Senegal's national assembly adopted a law in December allowing Senegal to create a special tribunal with the African Union (AU), which ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
Senegal's national assembly adopted a law on Wednesday that will allow Senegal to create a special tribunal to try Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre. The law allows Senegal President Macky Sall to ratifying an accord made in August with the African Union (AU) that will create the tribunal. The ...[read more]

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