Hissene Habre is a former Chadian dictator. He was the leader of Chad from 1982 to 1990. Of that time his rule was charecterised by widespread human rights abuses and atrocities. He denies killing and torturing tens of thousands of his opponents although in 2012, the UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Senegal to put him on trial or extradite him to face justice overseas.
Following his rise to power, Habré created a secret police force known as the Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS), under which opponents of Habré were tortured and executed. Some methods of torture commonly used by the DDS included; burning with incandescent objects, spraying of gas into the eyes, ears, and nose; forced swallowing of water, and forcing the mouths of detainees around the exhaust pipes of running cars. Some of these methods except forcing the mouths of detainees around exahust pipes of running cars are also adopted by the Animalian Junta during the Animalian dictatorship. The vixen trial judge Hissene is named after him.