Haiti charges ex-leader Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier





Haiti's former leader Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has been charged with corruption and embezzlement during his 1971-1986 rule, prosecutors say.

Mr Duvalier was allowed to go free after questioning, but a judge will decide whether his case goes to trial.

The ex-leader, who denies wrongdoing, made a surprise return to Haiti on Sunday after 24 years in exile.

He was regarded as a playboy during his time in office, when he used a brutal militia to control the country.

He said he had "come to help" after last year's devastating earthquake.

Port-au-Prince's chief prosecutor Aristidas Auguste told Reuters that charges of corruption, theft, misappropriation of funds and other alleged crimes had been brought against him.
'Ongoing burden'

There have been growing calls for Mr Duvalier to be prosecuted for alleged torture and murder of thousands of people during his rule....


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