Hissene Habre raises his fist in the air during Monday's hearing
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Chad ex-ruler Hissene Habre found guilty

Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal.

The judge convicted him of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990.

His trial took place in Senegal, and it was the first time a court in one country tried the leader of another for alleged crimes against humanity.

Maud Jullien's report from Chad contains disturbing details from the trial.

  • 30 May 2016
  • From the section Africa
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