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Duvalier forced to court on charges he abused power in Haiti – baltimoresun.com


“I think that what they’re doing now is trying to delay proceedings by all means,” said Alix Fils-Aime, who was imprisoned by Duvalier’s government. “Obviously it’s not working and he will have to face his accusers in court, he will have to face history in court, just like other dictators around the world are facing.”The case is being closely watched by international human rights observers who consider it a landmark case for Haiti’s weak justice system after decades of dictatorship, military rule and economic mayhem.

“Duvalier got away with everything all his life, and now he’s being forced to face his victims across a courtroom,” said Reed Brody, a spokesman for Human Rights Watch.

“It’s a powerful message. This is the sort of thing that could restore Haitian faith that justice is possible,” he added. – See more at: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-haiti-duvalierbre91r12c-20130228,0,4810453.story#sthash.iIduFZLr.dpuf

“I think that what they’re doing now is trying to delay proceedings by all means,” said Alix Fils-Aime, who was imprisoned by Duvalier’s government. “Obviously it’s not working and he will have to face his accusers in court, he will have to face history in court, just like other dictators around the world are facing.”The case is being closely watched by international human rights observers who consider it a landmark case for Haiti’s weak justice system after decades of dictatorship, military rule and economic mayhem.

“Duvalier got away with everything all his life, and now he’s being forced to face his victims across a courtroom,” said Reed Brody, a spokesman for Human Rights Watch.

“It’s a powerful message. This is the sort of thing that could restore Haitian faith that justice is possible,” he added. – See more at: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/sns-rt-us-haiti-duvalierbre91r12c-20130228,0,4810453.story#sthash.iIduFZLr.dpuf

 – baltimoresun.com

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