The Gravedigger and the President

The Gravedigger and the President

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Abaifouta has  been waiting nearly 25 years to put one question to Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad: “Why did you arrest me?” Almost 25 years after thousands of Chadians were allegedly imprisoned, killed and tortured during the rule of former president Hissène Habré, there is finally a chance for belated justice. Clement Abaifouta was only 23 when he was jailed. He was nicknamed 'the gravedigger' because he was forced to bury the bodies of fellow prisoners. 

The Gravedigger and the President: Chadian torture victims face former president.



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