A known Chadian torturer, Mahamat Djibrine, was recalled from his United Nations post in Côte d'Ivoire after Human Rights Watch lodged a complaint with the United Nations. In the 1980s under the abusive government of Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, Djibrine was an interrogator who tortured detainees and assisted in ethnic cleansing campaigns against the Hadjeraï and Zaghawa people. Over the last decade, Human Rights Watch played a leading role in the collection of witness testimony to build a case against Hissène Habré and his henchmen. We continue to press for Habré's extradition to Belgium where he will be tried for crimes against humanity and acts of torture. Read more.
February 15, 2005