Hissene Habre’s life sentence upheld

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An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence given to Chad’s former leader Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity, reports the BBC’s Enoh N’Dri from Dakar.

In a landmark ruling last year, Habre was convicted of rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings during his rule from 1982 to 1990.

He was tried a special court set up by the African Union (AU) in Senegal. 

He was exiled in Senegal when he was arrested, following pressure from Western governments and survivors of atrocities committed during his rule. 

It was the first time an AU-backed court had tried a former ruler for human rights abuses.  

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