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TCHAD – Former President Hissène Habré bowed out at the age of 79

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The information has just fallen! The former Chadian head of state from June 1982 to December 1990, Hissène Habré, died on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 as a result of the Covid-19. He was announced infected with the coronavirus by his wife, Fatimé Raymonne Habré, and rushed to hospital. He finally succumbed despite the resources mobilized by the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall.

Hissène Habré is no more. He died on Tuesday August 24 from the coronavirus. Admitted to a Senegalese public hospital, he finally died. In a press release written late on the night of Monday 23 August, his wife, Fatimé Raymonne Habré, specified that the doctors were taking good care of her husband. Moreover, the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, would have immediately mobilized the necessary means to take charge of the former Chadian president, sentenced to life imprisonment by the African Extraordinary Chambers, for crimes against humanity.

It should be noted that, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Hissène Habré had been granted provisional release for 60 days since certain cases of Covid-19 had been reported to the Cap Manuel prison where he was in detention. But two months later, he is still sent to prison where he is serving his life sentence. However, his lawyers had requested the Senegalese justice for a provisional release in this third wave more virulent but the response was not favorable to the request of the black dresses.

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Hissène Habré ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990. He was ousted from power by the current head of state Idriss Deby Itno. He was convicted of crimes against humanity for carrying out a crackdown that resulted in the death of 40,000 citizens. Currently, he is serving a life sentence in Senegal, a country where he had taken refuge since 1990.

       

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