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(Ndjamena) – The Chadian government has yet to provide court-ordered reparations to 7,000 victims of grave crimes under the rule of former dictator Hissène Habré, four human rights groups said today. Chad’s lack of action is a failure of its obligations…
Families of Habré's victims demonstrate in Ndjaména, 2005.
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(Nairobi) – Burundi has taken a major step backward by officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. Other African ICC members should distance themselves from Burundi’s withdrawal and affirm their support for…
Residents outside their houses in Nyakabiga, in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, look at the body of a man shot dead on December 11, 2015.
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(Paris) – The United States and France supported Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator who was convicted of atrocity crimes on May 30, 2016, throughout his rule, Human Rights Watch said in two reports released today.
 The 64-page report, “…
Chadian president Hissène Habré with US president Ronald Reagan at the White House June 1987. Courtesy of Ronal
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(Dakar) – The conviction of Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, for serious international crimes, is a vindication of the decades-long campaign waged by his victims, Human Rights Watch said today. Habré was convicted of torture, war crimes and…
Victims turned victors
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(Dakar) – Human Rights Watch today released a new video, “Hissène Habré: Scenes from an historic trial,” about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. At the end of the trial on February 11, 2016, the court announced that the…
Hissène Habré
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(Dakar) – Human Rights Watch on May 3, 2016, issued an updated question-and-answer document about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. A verdict is scheduled for May 30, based on an announcement by the court at the end of the…
Hissene Habre
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(Ndjamena) – The Chadian government has failed to provide court-ordered reparations to over 7,000 victims of grave crimes under the rule of former dictator Hissène Habré, three rights groups said today.
 On March 25, 2015, after a three-month trial,…
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(Dakar, February 3, 2016) – Closing arguments in the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, will take place from February 8 to 12, 2016.
 Habré, who ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990 before fleeing to Senegal, has been on trial…
Hissène Habré at trial
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(Dakar) – The last witness is scheduled to testify on December 15, 2015 in the landmark trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, Human Rights Watch said today. The lawyers’ closing statements are expected to take place late January…
Hissène Habré at trial
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(Dakar) – Four women allegedly sent to the desert north of Chad in 1988 as sexual slaves for the army of the then-dictator, Hissène Habré, testified on October 19-22, 2015, that soldiers at the camp had repeatedly raped multiple women, Human Rights Watch…
Haoua Brahim testifies during the trial of the former dictator of Chad Hissène Habré in Senegal on October 21, 2015.
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(Dakar, September 4, 2015) – The trial of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture will begin in earnest on September 7, 2015.
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Hissene Habre