The Gravedigger and the President / Le Fossoyeur et le Président

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

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  • 2015

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. 



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  • Aida Grovestins
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  • Ricci Schryock