Ex-Chad President Convicted Of Rape, S3xual Slavery Among Others

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[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XzOi5kr0drE/V0xRDQ3__lI/AAAAAAACfvQ/hIw03x5PAwwIF7kBJgYHnIZbs21z_Yc6wCLcB/s1600/chad.png">Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre (C) is escorted by prison guards into the courtroom

Former President of Chad Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity, rape, sexual slavery and torture at a trial in Senegal. The trial is the first time an African Union-backed trial has prosecuted the former leader of a member state for human rights abuses.

"The systematic torture at such a large scale was his way of governing," said Gberdao Gustave Kam, the presiding judge, reading a summary of the verdict, as quoted by the New York Times. "Hissene Habre showed no compassion toward the victims or any regret about the massacres and rapes that were committed."

At the trial in Senegal's capital, Dakar, Habre denied accusations that he ordered the killing of 40,000 people while he served as ruler from 1982 to 1990. Prosecutors demanded a life sentence for the 72-year-old....
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