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Haiti: Jean-Claude Duvalier’s presence in Court brings hope to victims

Headline Title:  Duvalier's court appearance brings hope 01 March 2013 The presence of former Haitian “president for life” Jean-Claude Duvalier in court yesterday on charges relating to human rights abuses brings a glimmer of hope for the families of those subjected to extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances and the survivors of torture during Duvalier’s years in power, said Amnesty International.The hearing was suspended after five hours and will be continued on Thursday 7 March.The Court of Appeal did not make a decision on whether to try Duvalier for serious human…

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