FACING JUSTICE: Victims Bring Dictator Hissène Habré to Trial

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The trial of Hissene Habre will be historic for and for Africa. This spine-tingling short video tells you why.On July 20, 2015, former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré will face trial on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese courts.

The trial will be the first in the world in which the courts of one country prosecute the former ruler of another for alleged human rights crimes.

The advent of the trial, 25 years after Habré was overthrown and fled to Senegal, is entirely due to the perseverance and tenacity of Habré’s victims and their allies such as Human Rights Watch.

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