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Former Chadian ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Senegal backed by the African Union.

Freedom House issues the following statement in response to Senegal prohibiting a February 27 protest by opponents of shortening  presidential terms to five years from seven

In response to a court in Senegal on July 31 sentencing Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye to six months imprisonment for alleged acts of homosexuality, Freedom House issued the following statement:

For Chadian President Hissène Habré is now on trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity committed during his presidency.


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Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.


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