Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy: Q&A with activist Clément Abaïfouta

Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:00
Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal

Q&A with activist Clément Abaïfouta led by Marieke De Hoon.

Professor Marieke De Hoon holds expertise in international criminal law, public international law, and human rights. After the screening she will interview Clément Abaïfouta about the importance of giving the victims of Hissein Habré’s reign of terror in Chad a voice. Their testimonies also serve as evidence against the dictator. Hissein Habré is given a life sentence on 30 May 2016 for genocide, torture and other crimes against humanity. It makes him the first African leader who is convicted of war crimes committed in his own country. 

Hissein Habré’s reign of terror in Chad, which lasted from 1982 to 1990, has made many victims. Clément Abaïfouta is one of them: for four years he was forced to bury the dead in a torture prison. His revenge takes on a special form: he set up an organisation to give victims a voice, and to reconcile victims and offenders. Read more about Clément and watch a short clip about him.