Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

| Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 4:10pm

 

 

A Senegalese court has sentenced a former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges leveled against him.

The court ruled that a fund should be set up to award victims involved.

He has been ordered to pay millions of dollars as compensation.

The trial against Habre began in July 2015 and was the first in which courts of one country have prosecuted a former ruler of another, on alleged human rights crimes.

His conviction was also the first of a former head of state by an African court for crimes against humanity.

SOURCE: NEWS24



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