Chad: protesters' hellish ordeal in remote desert prison

Dehydrated as their crowded truck snaked through the dunes, some drank urine to survive, while those who died were tossed into the Chadian desert.

After being rounded up by police over mass protests against Chad’s military junta in October last year, hundreds of mostly young men faced this nightmarish two-day journey to the high-security Koro Toro prison, deep in the hostile Djurab desert. After they arrived at the remote jail, many were sentenced in a mass trial without lawyers and put in the brutal charge of jihadist prisoners.