Senegal court sustain life imprisonment for Chad ex-president Habre

Senegal court sustain life imprisonment for Chad ex-president Habre

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A court of Appeal in the capital territory of Senegal, Dakar has sustained the life imprisonment of former chad president, Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also stated that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to the over 4 000 victims. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. The ongoing trial of the former chad president began in late July 2015,this is noted in the history of Africa as the first of it’s kind in which courts from one country prosecuted the former ruler of another for human rights crimes. The Extraordinary African Chambers was created by the African Union and Senegal to try Habre for crimes committed during his presidency from 1982-1990.

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