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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Senegal reversed decision to deport Chad ex-dictator
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On July 10, 2011, Senegal reversed its decision to deport former Chad dictator Hissene Habre back to Chad after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned of possible torture. Pillay issued the plea to stay Habre's deportation to Chad after the nation's courts sentenced him to death in absentia. Senegal had announced the intent to deport Habre to face charges of war crimes the previous Friday. In May 2009, Belgium had attempted to try Habre under universal jurisdiction, but was denied the chance by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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