Hissène Habré

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Habré in 1987

Hissène Habré (Arabic: حسين حبري Ḥusaīn ḤabrīChadian Arabic: pronounced [hiˈsɛn ˈhabre]; French pronunciation: ​[isɛn abʁe]; born 13 August 1942), also spelled Hissen Habré, is a Chadian politician who served as the President of Chad from 1982 until he was deposed in 1990. France and the United States gave them training, arms, and financing to rule Chad.

In May 2016, Habré was found guilty by an international court in Senegal of human-rights abuses, including rape, sexual slavery, and ordering the killing of 40,000 people, and sentenced to life in prison. He is the first former head of state to be convicted for human rights abuses in the court of another nation.

In 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, he was released from prison so that he would not catch COVID-19. He went into house arrest for 60 days.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ruth Maclean (April 6, 2020). "Chad's Ex-President, Sentenced to Life, Given Temporary Reprieve From Prison". New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2021.