[JURIST] Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) [official website] signed an agreement [JURIST report] in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers [statute, in French] to try Habre for allegations of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture during his time in power between 1982 and 1990, in which rights groups report that some...

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