Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription


Ex-Chadian leader dragged into courtroom for trial

Security officers dragged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre into the courtroom Monday after he refused to take part in his trial on war crimes charges, and some of his supporters had to be forcibly removed after they charged to the front of the court. Habre, 72, is being tried here in Senegal and has denounced his trial as being politically motivated and has refused to participate. The special court was established by Senegal and the African Union and Habre's trial is the first time one African country is trying the former leader of another for crimes against humanity. On Monday, it took four security guards in face masks at one point to hold him down once he was inside. Habre...