Defiant dictator found guilty of human rights crimes, gets life

May 30, 2016 1:26 PM

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Defiant dictator found guilty of human rights crimes, gets life

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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