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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:39 PM

Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier avoids appearing in court

Source: BBC

21 February 2013 Last updated at 19:53 GMT

Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier avoids appearing in court

Haiti's former ruler Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has been ordered to appear in court in Port-au-Prince after failing to attend a hearing.

Relatives of some of those allegedly killed or tortured by his militias in the 1970s and 1980s want him charged with crimes against humanity.

Mr Duvalier had filed a last-minute appeal to avoid appearing in court.

The ex-leader, who returned to Haiti in 2011 after 25 years in French exile, had already missed two hearings.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21536629

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