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Senegal Calls Off Extradition of Ex-Chad Leader

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s foreign minister says the government decided not to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre, just hours before he was to be sent home on Monday. Madicke Niang said Senegal decided to suspend the extradition at the request of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. In a statement issued earlier Sunday, Ms. […]

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Senegal Urged Not to Extradite Ex-Chad Leader

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights chief has asked Senegal to reconsider its decision to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre to his homeland. In a statement issued Sunday, Navi Pillay says that Senegal, as a party to the Convention Against Torture, may not extradite anyone to a state “where there are substantial grounds for believing […]

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Senegal to Send Habre Back to Chad

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal will next week extradite former Chadian president Hissene Habre back to Chad, where he is wanted on charges of killing thousands of people. Chadian officials say Senegal’s government has informed them that Mr. Habre will be sent home on Monday. A Chadian inquiry accuses Mr. Habre of being responsible for 40,000 political killings during […]

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