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Jean-Claude Duvalier

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier snubbed a judge's order to attend a court hearing yesterday to determine if he will be indicted on human rights violations committed under his ruthless 15-year regime.

On Tuesday United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang expressed support for the creation of a truth panel investigating the human rights abuses of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Haiti’s president from 1971 to 1986.