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Baby Doc leaves hotel under police escort

Haitian PM says government is “not comfortable” with Duvalier’s presence in capital


 

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier left his hotel in the Haitian capital under police escort on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after he returned to the country he once ruled with an iron fist after years in exile in Paris. It’s not yet clear what the future holds for Duvalier, who met earlier with police officials and a judge at the Hotel Karibe. Haiti’s chief prosecutor was also said to be on site. According to prominent local lawyer Reynold Georges, Duvalier had called him prior to leaving the hotel requesting legal advice. In an interview with a local newspaper, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said on Monday that were “ongoing judicial processes involving the Haitian state and Mr. Duvalier over money” and that his government was “not comfortable” with the former tyrant’s latest visit.

La Presse


 
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