Senegal Court Upholds Life Sentence for Ex-Chad President Habre

© REUTERS / Aliou Mbaye/FilesFormer Chad President Hissene Habre (R) raises his fist in the air as he leaves a court in Dakar escorted by a Senegalese policeman in this November 25, 2005 file photo
Former Chad President Hissene Habre (R) raises his fist in the air as he leaves a court in Dakar escorted by a Senegalese policeman in this November 25, 2005 file photo - Sputnik International
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An appeals court in Senegal ruled to uphold the life imprisonment of former Chad's President Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity and war crimes, local media reported Thursday, citing sources.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to Koaci.com media outlet, a judge presiding over the court said the court had confirmed its decision on the case.

On May 30, 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers convicted Habre of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture, including rape and sexual violence, and sentenced him to a life prison.

Habre was Chad's president from 1982 until his ouster in 1990. Former Chad's leader fled to Senegal after he was overthrown and was arrested in 2013.

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