Crime/Justice

Haiti court urges further probes on Duvalier trial – The Washington Post


Haiti Duvalier.JPEG-0b286Overturning the lower court ruling, the panel also said the man known as “Baby Doc” could be charged with rights abuses because Haiti is bound by international law that says there’s no statute of limitations for crimes against humanity.

“This is a good decision,” Mario Joseph, one of the attorneys for the victims, told reporters. “Everyone knows what happened from 1971 to 1986,” the years Duvalier was in power.

Defense attorney Frizto Canton said he would appeal the decision, saying he believes the judges were swayed by international rights groups. via – The Washington Post

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