Habré’s agents convicted of torture
According to Human Rights Watch, the conviction of 20 top security agents twenty-four years after the end of the Habré dictatorship in Chad is a victory for justice. The court also ordered that $125 million in reparations be paid in compensation to 7,000 victims who were plaintiffs in the case.
Habré’s government is accused of thousands of political killings and widespread torture, which have been documented by our 2011 Laureate Jacqueline Moudeina. The Chadian lawyer has been working fearlessly to bring the former dictator to justice making sure that those who committed crimes do not go unpunished.
Read more about the latest news on Habré case here.