Chad ex-dictator found guilty, sentence to life for abuses

May 30, 2016 12:22 PM

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DAKAR, Senegal — Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for abuses during his time in power, Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam said Monday at the end of the trial that began in July 2015.

Cheers, whoops of joy and tears greeted the judge’s ruling from scores of Habre’s former prisoners who hugged each other in the courtroom.

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