Former Chad president Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity

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DAKAR  – Former Chad president Hissene Habre found guilty on Monday of crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during eight-year rule which began in 1982.

He was sentenced by the Special African Chamber, created in 2013 by and the , life in prison.

The verdict caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, where he fled after being toppled in a 1990 coup in the central African nation.(Reuters)