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25-Year Fight to put former US-backed Habré on trial
“An interminable political and legal soap opera” is how South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu described 25 years of back and forth in the quest to bring former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré (1982-1990) to trial for crimes against humanity. His trial, set to open on July 20, will be the first by an African Union- backed court. It will also be the first time that a former African president is brought to trial in another African…
by Pierre Hazan, JusticeInfo.net Head of Project, associate professor at the University of Neuchâtel, author of the film “Dictator Hunter”, ARTE/RTS 2001
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