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The Hissene Habre affair: Timeline

July 21, 2015 Comments Off on The Hissene Habre affair: Timeline

20 July marked the first time in the history of Africa when a former Head of State faced a court on the continent accused of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes. It took fifteen years to prepare for the trial of Chad’s former leader, Hissene Habre, whose bloody regime prosecuting judges say killed thousands. The once feared Habre is being tried in Dakar, Senegal. Below is a timeline of the fight to bring him to justice.

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