Arrested. Beaten. Tortured. Moved from prison to prison. Separated from his wife and seven children. All for criticizing his government on the Internet.
Tadjadine Mahamat Babouri - known as Mahadine - is a human rights defender who bravely revealed government corruption. He has paid a steep price. But now he is finally free!
After more than a year and a half behind bars, a court in N’Djamena, Chad ordered Mahadine’s release. He has finally been reunited with his family.
Mahadine’s sudden release shows how the passion and persistence of Amnesty International supporters can help in the struggle for human rights in Chad.
He was wrongly imprisoned in September 2016, facing a life sentence after simply having posted videos on Facebook criticizing the government’s management of public funds.