Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre convicted of rape

Mr Habr?, 73, took power by force in 1982 and was then supported by the US and France to remain at the helm as a bulwark to Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of Libya. Photograph:( Getty )

AFP Chad May 30, 2016, 11.58 AM (IST)
Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty on Monday of raping a woman, the first conviction in several charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The court`s Burkinabe president Gberdao Gustave Kam said testimony from Khadija Hassan Zidane had established "non-consensual sexual relations on three occasions, and a non-consensual oral sex act," committed by Habre.