Hissene Habre returns to prison

The former Chadian dictator was escorted on Sunday, June 8 to the Cap Manuel prison, where he is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity.

On April 6, he was allowed to leave prison for 60 days as a health measure in view of Covid-19. He spent this time under prison surveillance between the homes of his two wives in Dakar. The permission expired on Saturday, June 6.

A press release issued Sunday by Hissene Habre’s spouse, Fatime Raymonne Habre, denounces, “even more serious risks to his health than at the beginning of the leave”, at a time when Senegal has more than 4,000 Covid-19 cases.

According to the press release, the judge refused their request for a renewal of the permission, considering that Hissene Habre should return to prison and wait a month before making another request.