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05/01/2012Chad's Habre 'very probably' to be extradited: Senegal

Senegal will probably extradite Chadian former dictator Hissene Habre to Belgium to be tried for atrocities under his regime, President Abdoulaye Wade said on Thursday.

"Very probably, Hissene Habre will be sent to Belgium. I have referred Belgium's request to the Dakar court of appeal. If the court decides it, he will be extradited," Wade told France 24 television and Radio France International.

Habre, dubbed Africa's Pinochet for atrocities committed under his rule, has been living in Senegal since fleeing his country in 1990 after being ousted by President Idriss Deby Itno. He had ruled for eight years.

A 1992 truth commission report in Chad said that during his time in power, Habre presided over up to 40,000 political murders and widespread torture.

While mandated by the African Union to put Habre on trial, Senegal dragged its feet for years.

Belgium has wanted to try Habre since 2005, when it issued an international arrest warrant for "serious violations of international humanitarian law".



© 2012 AFP


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