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Chad: Government Fails Ex-Dictator’s Victims

(Ndjamena) – The Chadian government has yet to provide court-ordered reparations to 7,000 victims of grave crimes under the rule of former dictator Hissène Habré, four human rights groups said today. Chad’s lack of action is a failure of its obligations to Habré’s victims. On March 25, 2015, a Chadian criminal court convicted 20 Habré-era security agents on charges of murder, torture, kidnapping, and arbitrary detention. The court also awarded 75 billion CFA francs (approximately US$140 million) in reparations to 7,000 victims, ordering the government to pay half and the convicted agents the other…

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