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Haiti’s Duvalier dies

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier died of a heart attack in Port-au-Prince at the age of AFP_110502_05j70_jean-claude-duvalier_sn63563, a family member told CNN today.

Known by his nickname Baby Doc, the so-called “President for life” actually fled Haiti in 1985 and stunned Haiti when he returned 25 years later.

He was charged with human rights crimes within days of his return, but he successfully argued in court that the statute of limitations had expired on charges that included torture, rape and extrajudicial killings.

Human rights groups decried the court ruling that spared Duvalier.

Duvalier inherited the title of “President for life” in 1971 upon the death of his father, Francois Papa Doc Duvalier, who had ruled with an iron fist through his paramilitary force, the Tonton Macoute. (CNN)

9 Responses to Haiti’s Duvalier dies

  1. Clare Seale
    Clare Seale October 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm


  2. Buddy Love
    Buddy Love October 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    About time. Another parasite gone.

  3. Alejandro A. Calaf Reichard
    Alejandro A. Calaf Reichard October 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    May he rot in hell.

  4. Cyprian Greaves
    Cyprian Greaves October 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Should have died in prison.

  5. Martyn Ackee Tree
    Martyn Ackee Tree October 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Good riddance … Should be buried on the prison grounds in an unmarked grave just like death row prisoners. A useless piece of person.

  6. Les Carr
    Les Carr October 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    For all his envied childhood have more tan enough excessive when other had merely their skin. For all he sashed away in Euro and spent on luscious living. For all the fine dinning., for all palatal living he still could buy a long or a happy life.

  7. Badd Hombre
    Badd Hombre October 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    De mortuis nil nisi bonum.

  8. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer October 5, 2014 at 12:17 am

    He has done a lot of injustices to the Haitian people. If he has not asked the Most High forgiveness. Hell certainly awaits him. He was a tyrant !

  9. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer October 5, 2014 at 12:32 am

    How would they eulogize him ? What kind of service would the Priest of the Catholic church give to him ? May he rest in piece ? Duvalier the Tyrant ! The Devil of Haiti !


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