Chad: Hopes fading for Habre's Senegal trial
It seems hopes are fading for the much-anticipated trial of former Chadian president, Hissen Habre.
Habre has been expected to stand trial in Senegal, where he has been in exile since he was deposed in 1999.
A coalition of victims and human rights groups says Senegal’s withdrawal from talks to establish a court to try the former Chadian leader is the “last straw” to break the camel’s back.
Alioune Tine, head of Dakar-based sub-regional rights group, RADDHO said Thursday that the last chance to obtain justice for the mass crimes allegedly committed by Habré was his extradition to Belgium, while others say trying him in Senegal is now an illusion.
To get the latest Chadian perspective on the issue, WADR’s Frank Sainworla reached an executive of the Association of Habre’s Victims, Clement Abaifouta in the Chadian capital, N’djamena.Tweet