In May 2016, a special court in Senegal convicted Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, for serious international crimes and sentenced him to life in prison. Habré was convicted of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture, including rape and sexual slavery. The verdict was the result of a 25-year campaign by Habré’s victims and their supporters. As of January 2021, the victims of the former Chadian dictator have yet to receive any reparations following the historic 2016 atrocity conviction in Senegal.

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