Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under 'Africa's Pinochet' Habre's rule. He was eventually arrested in 2013, tried by a special tribunal set up by the African Union under a deal with Senegal.
Some 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed under Habre’s rule of the semi-desert country in the 1980s.
Hissene Habre's defence lawyers have asked for a new trial, arguing that irregularities like the composition of the jury, which convicted the former president, violated his rights.
Habre was convicted on charges of ordering killings and torture of thousands of political opponents during his rule from 1982 to 1990.
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