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Haiti: Lack of political will allows ex-dictator Duvalier to escape justice

Headline Title:  Haiti: Lack of political will allows ex-dictator Duvalier to escape justice 15 January 2014 A lack of political will and unacceptable court delays are allowing Haiti’s former “president-for-life,” Jean-Claude Duvalier, to escape justice for human rights violations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities re-opened a criminal case against the former Haitian dictator three years ago, shortly after he returned to the country on 16 January 2011, following a 25-year exile in France. He faced charges of serious human rights violations such…

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