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Ex-dictator 'Baby Doc' charged in Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti slapped a slew of corruption charges on Jean-Clau...

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti slapped a slew of corruption charges on Jean-Claude Duvalier on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after his shock return to the poor Caribbean nation he once ruled with an iron fist. Feared in his youth as the notorious dictator "Baby Doc," Duvalier, now 59, cut a very different and rather forlorn figure as police escorted him away from his hotel to face interrogation over his rapacious 1971-1986 rule. An investigating judge questioned him in court for hours and must now decide whether there is enough evidence to pursue charges -- which Duvalier's lawyer told AFP were for corruption, embezzlement and criminal association. Critics and human rights groups accuse the former strongman of siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars and of presiding over an era of brutal abuses, including extrajudicial killings and torture. Duvalier was later allowed to return ...

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