The 7936 victims of the Hissene Habré regime query President Macky Sall. On the eve of taking workplace, on the head of the African Union (AU), they are saying they’ve loads of hope to return to their funds regarding their compensation. These funds are valued at 82 billion CFA francs. This compensation program, stated Assane Dioma Ndiaye, should be on the agenda of President Macky Sall on the AU. The lawyer for Habré’s victims added: « In all worldwide prison trials, compensation is offered for the victims ».
In entrance of the press, this Monday, the representatives of the victims of the previous president of Chad returned, with supporting movies, to information regarding the alleged abuses of which their purchasers had been victims throughout the reign of Hissene Habré, between 1980 and 1990. In these movies, we might additionally see the picture of Habré, dressed all in white, his darkish glasses effectively adjusted, within the courtroom of the courthouse throughout his trial. Prosecution testimonies additionally scrolled on the display screen.
As the subsequent present president of the AU, Macky Sall will work on points similar to safety, infrastructure, well being, democracy within the continent. But additionally on points associated to human rights. With this in thoughts, Habré’s victims ask him to make a « second assembly » with historical past by diligating their compensation information. » You made an effort to have Hissene Habré tried in Dakar by the AU. Till now, we’re ready for the African establishment to compensate the victims that we’re. Please make this your program, » stated Abdourakhmane Gaye, a Senegalese sufferer.
As a part of the belief fund deliberate for the compensation of victims, the AU has already launched $ 5 million. In keeping with Me Assane Dioma Ndiaye, an administration fee for these funds is being arrange in Ndjamena. However the administrator and the members of the stated fee haven’t but been appointed. This delays the provision of those funds. There may be the European Union which is able to present funds. However she is ready for the AU to finish the formalities for establishing the administration committee. If the victims will not be compensated, the trial will style unfinished. Because of this we place loads of hope on the presidency of Macky Sall so that each one the situations for compensation are met, » stated the lawyer.
Up to now, no sufferer has acquired compensation. And for Seydi Gassama, of Amnesty Worldwide, « this case might have been settled, in 2017, if the AU, the States of Senegal and Chad had executed what they needed to do ». « In any case, they should be settled earlier than the top of the 12 months 2022 », he concluded.
Pictures: Abdoulaye SYLLA
January 3, 2022
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