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PORT-AU-PRINCE: Judges order a defiant Duvalier to appear in court — MiamiHerald.com


logomhFormer Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who repeatedly defied a judge’s request to appear in court, may soon have to face his alleged victims in a courtroom and answer questions about his brutal regime. A three-judge Haitian appeals court panel, tasked with deciding whether Duvalier should stand trial for human rights abuses and corruption during his 15-year rule, said it was “imperative” that Duvalier present himself and ordered the public prosecutor to make sure he is escorted to the courtroom “without delay.” Similar to a subpoena, the action is one step below an arrest order but it does require police to accompany Duvalier to court sometime within the next week. – MiamiHerald.com

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