Chadian dictator Hissène Habré found guilty of crimes against humanity

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Monday, May 30, 2016

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Today, a Senegalese special tribunal, the Extraordinary African Chambers found former dictator Hissène Habré guilty of rape, sexual slavery, and ordering the killing of 40,000 people during his tenure as Chadian president and sentenced him to life in prison. The verdict marks the first time an African Union-backed court has convicted a former ruler for human-rights abuses and the first time that the courts of one country have prosecuted the former ruler of another country for crimes against humanity.

Sketch of the third Chadian president
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