From exile to trial: major dates since Habre fled Chad

A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of remorseless dictator, with brutal repression the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terrorDakar (AFP) – Key dates from former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre’s overthrow to an expected verdict in his crimes against humanity trial in Dakar on Monday.

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