Former Chad President Sentenced To Life For Crimes Against Humanity
Hissène Habré was found guilty of torture, rape, war crimes and crimes against humanity.By Katie Link | May 30, 2016
A Senegalese courtroom erupted in cheers Monday after a judge sentenced former Chad President Hissène Habré to life in prison. He was found guilty of torture, rape, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Habré ruled the central African country from 1982 to 1990. It’s estimated that 40,000 people were killed and 200,000 were tortured while his government was in power.
Habré fled to Senegal after being ousted by a coup in 1990. His victims and the Human Rights Watch spent years trying to get someone to put him on trial for his crimes.