Arusha, March 16, 2012 (FH) – Extradition proceedings involving ex-Chadian President Hissène Habré continues before the International Court of Justice next week in The Hague, while there will be  continuation of trial of former Rwandan Planning Minister Augustin Ngirabatware before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

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Extradition debate over Habre: Presentation of arguments in the extradition proceedings for ex-Chadian President Hissène Habré is expected to proceed next week before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Habre, who has been living in exile in Dakar, Senegal since 1990 is wanted in Belgium for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture for acts committed during his rule, from 1982 to 1990.

Continuation of Bemba’s trial: Next week there will be continuation of presentation of prosecution’s case against Jean-Pierre Bemba before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Congolese senator and the leader of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) faces charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Central African Republic by his troops in 2002 and 2003.

ICTRContinuation of Ngirabatware trial: The prosecution in the case of former Rwandan Planning Minister Augustin Ngirabatware continues on Monday (March 19) with presentation of its additional evidence to challenge the defence of alibi for the accused over his absence in Rwanda during genocide between April 23 and May 23, 1994. The accused claims that within the period in question he was in Senegal and Swaziland. The ex-minister is charged with conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide or in the alternative, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, extermination and rape as crimes against humanity.


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