The Special African Chamber, a tribunal created three years ago by Senegal and the African Union, sentenced the former Chad president Hissene Habre to life in prison on May 30. The 73-year-old was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, Habre was found guilty of ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. The verdict capped a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the f...

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