Chad – Senegal: The Habré trial verdict will be pronounced on May 30

The verdict in the trial of former Chadian President Hissène Habré tried in Dakar for “crimes against humanity” and whose defense called for the acquittal will be known on May 30, announced Thursday the African special tribunal it appears since July 2015.
“We will end May 30, 2016 to deliver the content of our decisions,” said Thursday, Feb. 11 Burkinabe President of the African special court Gberdao Gustave Kam, noting that the appointed lawyers for the defense had completed submissions late Thursday afternoon, the first two days were allocated to them.
“I ask you to acquit him altogether. This is only fair, “said Mr. Mbaye Sene, the last of three court-appointed lawyers to defend Habre to speak.
“There were no crimes against humanity, crimes of torture, let alone war crimes,” said Mr. Sene, in the presence of the accused, who has refused to speak since the beginning hearings of the special court he rejects.
Imprisonment required
Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor at the Extraordinary African Chamber of Assizes, Mbacke Fall, supplemented by his three deputies, against Hissène Habré requested life imprisonment, the maximum sentence under the statute extraordinary African Chambers (EAC).

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