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Haitian judge says Duvalier must appear at human rights hearing

By Susana Ferreira PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - An appeals court judge ordered former Haitian President Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier to appear in court later this month on human rights allegations following a raucous hearing on the issue on Thursday. Duvalier, 61, the country's former "president for life," returned to Haiti in January 2011 after 25 years of exile and was briefly detained on charges of corruption, theft and misappropriation of funds.

New court date set for Haitian ex-dictator Duvalier

A Haitian judge postponed a hearing for former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, wanted for corruption, misappropriation and embezzlement, after he failed to show up in court on Thursday. The appeals court judge rescheduled the hearing for February 21, accepting a request from Duvalier's attorneys because the original date coincided with the 27th anniversary of his ouster, and they worried about violence in the streets. Duvalier's lawyers and victims of his regime sparred in court.

Haitian ex-dictator Duvalier misses court date

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, wanted for corruption, misappropriation and embezzlement, failed to show up in court as scheduled on Thursday. A crowd of about a hundred supporters and critics meanwhile took the streets in downtown Port-au-Prince. Duvalier, former president for life of the impoverished Caribbean nation, was kicked out of power on February 7, 1986 after nearly 30 years of dictatorship inherited from his father, the late "Papa Doc" Francois Duvalier.
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