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Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré dies of COVID-19 at 79

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré, the first former head of state to be convicted of crimes against humanity by an African court after his government was accused of killing tens of thousands of people, has died in Senegal. He was 79. Habré, whose case for years...
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Convicted ex-Chadian leader Hissène Habré dies at 79

Chad's ex-ruler Hissène Habré has died at the age of 79 while serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. He was being treated for a coronavirus infection, reports say. Habré was found guilty in 2016 of crimes committed while he was president from 1982 to 1990. The conviction was...

Jailed Chadian ex-leader Hissene Habre dies in Senegal

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre, who was serving a life term in Senegal for crimes against humanity, died from Covid-19 on Tuesday aged 79. Chad's consulate told AFP that the former dictator had succumbed to coronavirus in Dakar's main hospital, where he had been rushed from a private clinic after his condition worsened. "Habre is in his Lord's hands," Senegal's Justice Minister Malick Sall said on the television channel TFM, announcing Habre's death. The head of Chad's ruling military junta, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, also offered his "sincere condolences" to Habre's family "and the Chadian people."

Hissène Habré, brutal former President of Chad found guilty of crimes against humanity – obituary

Hissène Habré, who has died aged 79, reportedly of Covid-19 while serving a prison sentence in Senegal, ruled the impoverished central African nation of Chad with an iron fist for eight years, from 1982 to 1990; his blood-soaked regime killed an estimated 40,000 people in secret prisons, tortured hundreds of thousands more and carried out ethnic cleansing against rival tribes.