UN court forces Senegal to try Chad’s Habre

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The Hague, Netherlands - The United Nations' highest court has ordered Senegal to prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on torture charges “without further delay” if the country does not extradite him to Belgium.

The International Court of Justice ruled Friday that Senegal has breached the U.N.'s torture convention by failing to prosecute Habre. The former leader is accused of torturing hundreds of his opponents to death during his 1982-1990 rule in the Central African nation before fleeing to Senegal, where he now lives in a luxury villa. - Sapa-AP

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