Chadian President Idriss Deby told FRANCE 24 he was ready “in principle” to pardon six French aid workers convicted for trying to fly 103 children out of Chad without permission. “The procedure is under way,” he said.
Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno told
Deby said a formal decision on the pardon had not been taken, but that he had accepted the idea of a pardon.
“We have not decided yet. We have judicial procedures here in
The prisoners were jailed in
Who will pay the reparations?
The Chadian justice system has ordered that the families of the children be given 4 billion CFA (African francs – equivalent to 6 million euros) in compensation. Deby said the problem of compensation for the Chadian families remains to be solved. “Who is going to pay this compensation? Will it be the French government or members of Zoe’s
Deby said the question of a pardon was not related to resolution of the compensation issue. “They are not linked,” he said, though he added that the compensation issue would have to be resolved before considering freedom for the six group members.
On Friday, Eric Woerth,
In the interview for “The Talk of Paris,” Deby also addressed the question of opposition leaders who went missing after a failed rebel attack on the Chadian capital in February. Read more here.
Date created : 2008-03-07