Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre will return to prison in Senegal on Sunday after a two-month release aimed at protecting him from the coronavirus.
Habre seized power in Chad in 1982, fleeing to Senegal in 1990 after he was overthrown.
But on April 6, a judge granted Habre a 60-day release from prison after his lawyer argued that his age left him particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.
However, Babacar Dione of Senegal’s justice ministry told AFP that Habre would return to prison on Sunday.
A lawyer who represented Habre’s victims said in a statement on Sunday that “no one wants to see Habre himself unprotected,” despite atrocities committed under his rule.