A photogallery of Habré’s victims and those bringing him to justice
Souleymane Guengueng watched dozens of fellow cellmates die from torture and disease during three years in Habré’s prisons. Guengueng took an oath that if he ever got out of jail alive, he would bring his tormentors to justice.
For 16 years, Reed Brody has been the strategist and guiding force behind the campaign. His 2001 discovery of the files of Habré’s political police revealed the names of thousands of victims and provided crucial evidence in court.
Jacqueline Moudeina, the victims’ lead lawyer, has risked everything, including her life, to bring Habré to justice. An icon of dignity, she still has shrapnel in her leg from 2001, when one of Habré's security chiefs, who had returned as police chief of
Clement Abaifouta was called the "gravedigger" because his job during four years in prison was to bury the bodies of deceased detainees in mass graves. Now he is the president of the main victims’ association.