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Bringing Down a Dictator

Jacqueline Moudeina lived in exile for years as Hissène Habré's regime brutalised her home country, Chad. But when she returned home, she was determined to get justice.

In the late 1990s, lawyer Jacqueline Moudeina took on one of the most important cases in African legal history – the trial of Chad's former dictator Hissène Habré. He's a man who had massacred and tortured his people, including members of Jacqueline’s own family. She was determined to get justice, even if it took decades and meant risking her life.

Presenter: Emily Webb
Producer: Maryam Maruf

Image: Jacqueline Moudeina
Credit: JONAS EKSTROMER/AFP/Getty Images

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26 minutes