Human Rights Office worried former Haiti leader will escape human rights charges

31 January 2012

Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier could only face trial for financial corruption charges during his regime and not human rights violations, a move which concerns the UN Human Rights Office.

Spokesman Rupert Colville said local and international human rights groups have well-documented evidence that torture, rape and extrajudicial killings occurred during Mr. Duvalier’s regime.

Charles Appel reports.

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