Habre is accused of committing some 40,000 acts of murder and torture of political opponents during his rule from 1982 to 1990. He was stripped of power in 1990 and fled to Senegal, where he is now living under arrest [JURIST report]. Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade agreed to try Habre [JURIST report] in Senegal last year. BBC News has more.
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