Hissene Habre is a former military dictator of Chad now living in exile in Senegal. He has been indicted in Belgium for crimes against humanity and torture but Senegal has refused to extradite him. Senegalese courts have ruled that they lack jurisdiction.
Habre is reponsible for the torture and killing of prisoners in the piscine a detention center at the presidential HQ in Ndajamena constructed in an old swimnming pool. As many as 50,000 may have been killed in this manner. His state terrorist regime sometimes released severely mutilated and traumatized prisoners as a warning to others in the population.
- Michelle Faul. "Ex-Chad Dictator's Case Refered to Panel." Associated Press. January 25, 2006.
- Victor T. Le Vine. 2004. Politics in Francophone Africa. Boulder: Lynne Rienner. Pp. 318-319.