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Haiti court says human rights charges can be brought against Duvalier

By Reuters | Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:35 PM
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By Amelie Baron

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Haitian appellate court on Thursday ruled that deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier could be charged with crimes against humanity under international law and that he may also be held responsible for abuses committed by the army and paramilitary under his rule.

The appellate court reversed a ruling by a judge in 2012 who said Duvalier could not be ...

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