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Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, arrested when he tried to enter Zaire under an assumed name last week, boarded a private plane to return to his exile home in Saudi Arabia. Amin, who is wanted by the Ugandan government for the torture and murder of an estimated 250,000 people during his eight-year rule, is believed to have been trying to make his way back to neighboring Uganda, where residents say he has a force of 500 guerrillas camped along the Zairian border awaiting his orders. A high-ranking Ugandan Foreign Ministry official had called for Amin’s extradition to Kampala to answer for thousands of atrocities, but Zaire chose to deport him instead.


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