Decades Later, Victims of Chad’s Ruthless Dictator Find Justice in a Senegal Court

Decades Later, Victims of Chad’s Ruthless Dictator Find Justice in a Senegal Court
Clement Abaifouta, president of an association for victims of Hissene Habre, tells the story of his arrest and four years in prison, Dakar, Senegal, July 17, 2013 (AP photo by Rebecca Blackwell).

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