Twenty years ago, Hissène Habré, the dictator of Chad, was overthrown and fled to Senegal. The doors of his prisons flung open and I returned, a walking skeleton, to my family. I had watched hundreds of my cellmates die and I took an oath before God that I would bring Habré to justice in their name. For two decades I have been faithful to that quest, and our goal seemed near in November when international donors agreed to finance Habré's trial in Senegal.
By Souleymane Guengueng*