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Former Chad Dictator Habré’s Dead, Victims Still Await Compensation

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré, left, leaving the court in Dakar, Senegal on November 25, 2005. © 2005 AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré died of Covid-19 on August 24 in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, where he was serving a life sentence for serious international crimes. He was held accountable following a landmark effort to ensure justice for his role in serious human rights abuses. Habré’s government was responsible for widespread political killings, systematic torture, thousands of arbitrary arrests, and targeting of particular…

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