Human Rights

When they won the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet human rights activists hoped to use that precedent to bring other former leaders to trial. This past week, the Senegalese government agreed to look into bringing charges against a former dictator from Chad. Human rights groups want to see him stand trial for numerous cases of torture and other abuses. As NPR's Ted Clark reports, the case exemplifies the growing effort to put former dictators on trial for torture and crimes against humanity.

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