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Who is Hissene Habre?


Who is Hissene Habre?

  • Born in 1942 in northern Chad
  • Son of shepherds, given scholarship to study in France
  • His Northern Armed Forces captured three European hostages in 1974 and held them for ransom
  • Seized power in 1982
  • Ousted in 1990 by current President Idriss Deby
  • Had lived freely in Senegal for 22 years
  • His Documentation and Security Directorate is accused of 40,000 political killings and systematic torture
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