Chad's ex-president Habre to stand trial for war crimes

Senegalese authorities sent former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre before a special tribunal on Friday to stand trial for torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 14, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

Dakar: Senegalese authorities sent former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre before a special tribunal on Friday to stand trial for torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The Extraordinary African Chamber, set up by Senegal and the African Union to deal with Habre`s case, announced it had made an order of "partial dismissal of proceedings, of impeachment and referral".

"This order refers the accused, Hisseine Habre, to the Extraordinary African Assize Chamber in order to be tried for crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of torture," it said in a statement.