Haiti Prisoners Testify in 'Baby Doc' Case
By EVENS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti March 8, 2013 (AP)
Two men testified before a three-judge appeals panel Thursday that they were imprisoned in ghastly conditions for months without charge under the government of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier.
Agronomist Alix Fils-Aime described his time at the Fort Dimanche prison in the 1970s, saying most of the people held with him were tortured and killed.
"I was able to hear people being beaten, dragged in the hallway, and I could hear women screaming as they were being forced to have sexual relations with the guard," he said.
The former ruler known as "Baby Doc" surprised many in Haiti a week ago when he showed up in court to defend his past government following three earlier no-shows. Duvalier described the era as a better time for Haiti.