In a letter to Human Rights Watch, the Chadian government declared that it would remove all accomplices of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré from their posts in Chad's government. This action follows Human Rights Watch's July report identifying the 41 leading Habré-era figures, many of whom are accused of killings and torture, and demanding their removal from office.
Further acting on our recommendations, the government has agreed to expedite a draft law to compensate victims of Habré's brutality and, once funds are secured, to construct a monument to memorialize those who were murdered. Habré lives in exile in Senegal where he was indicted in 2000 on charges of torture and crimes against humanity before the courts ruled that he could not be tried in that country. He faces similar charges in Belgium, where a judge is pursuing an investigation that may lead to his extradition.