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Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

 HUMAN rights groups believe the African Union’s adoption of a trust fund for victims of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, is a major step towards justice. The trust fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of Habré regime that ruled between 1982 and 1990. Victims requested reparations for serious […]

Hissène Habré Ordered To Pay Millions For Crimes Against Humanity In Chad

Hissène Habré Ordered To Pay Millions For Crimes Against Humanity In Chad

The former dictator of Chad has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to victims of rape, torture and bereavement by a court in Senegal. Hissène Habré, who in May was convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African Chambers, a court set up specifically to try him, must pay his victims up to […]

Chad’s ‘Torture Factories’ Under Spotlight at Cannes Film Festival

Chad’s ‘Torture Factories’ Under Spotlight at Cannes Film Festival

There is a heart-stopping moment in a new documentary about the survivors of Chadian dictator Hissène Habré’s torture chambers, when one of the torturers kneels down in front of his victim and begs for forgiveness. “I had to follow orders,” mumbles the man, now living on the streets as an outcast. “Then why did you […]