Hissene Habre Chad's ex-ruler appeals life sentence for war crimes

Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was sentenced on May 30 to life in prison for rape...

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Former Chad President Hissene Habre (R) , file. REUTERS/Aliou Mbaye play Former Chad President Hissene Habre (R) , file. REUTERS/Aliou Mbaye
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Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre has appealed against his conviction for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

A spokesman for the Special African Chamber that conducted his trial in Senegal said disclosed this on Saturday, June 11.

READ: Chad's ex-leader, Habre gets life in prison for atrocities

Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was sentenced on May 30 to life in prison for rape and ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. 

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