Senegal to send Habre back to Chad

2011-07-09 08:00
N'Djamena - Senegal is to send former president Hissene Habre back to Chad, where he is accused of having committed atrocities during his rule, the government said on Friday, a decision Senegal confirmed separately.

Habre will be returned to the country of his birth on a private plane on July 11, following a directive by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, Chad said in a statement.

"President Abdoulaye Wade informed his friend President (Idris) Deby of his decision," to send by Habre next Monday on a special flight chartered by the Senegalese government, the statement said.

Senegalese government spokesperson Moustapha Guirassy confirmed the decision in a separate statement from Dakar.

Senegal "would send Hissene Habre back to his home country on July 11 on a special flight", his statement said.

Ten years after Habre was indicted in Senegal for mass murder and torture, his case has yet to come to trial.

Habre, dubbed "Africa's Pinochet", fled to Senegal after being toppled in 1990.

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

The African Union mandated Senegal to put him on trial in 2006 and the country changed its penal code to include crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.

However Senegal's insistence on full up-front international funding of €27m has held the case up for years.

In December, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said he wanted to "get rid of" Habre, who is currently living in a chic suburb of the seaside capital, by handing the case back to the African Union.

- SAPA
Read more on:    abdoulaye wade  |  hissene habre  |  chad  |  senegal  |  west africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
When is a mountain more than just a mountain? 2014-12-18 07:26

When it’s an adventure! A group of Old Mutual employees found out how much is enough courage, endurance and camaraderie to take on Africa's highest peak.

/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!
13 things you might not know about Disneyland

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The energy today is serious, materialistic and hardworking. You may find you get a new outlook on things and you may want to spend...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.