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Court Upholds Sentence Against Former Chadian Dictator Hissène Habré

HeadlineApr 28, 2017

In Senegal, a court has upheld a life sentence for the former U.S.-backed dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, who was convicted last year of crimes against humanity. A 1992 Truth Commission in Chad determined Habré systematically tortured his opponents, killing up to 40,000 people during his eight years in power in the 1980s. Habré was tried in a special African Union-backed court established after a two-decades-long campaign led by his victims.

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