Baby Doc was in Haiti 'trying to unlock Swiss bank accounts'





The surprise return of ousted dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier to Haiti may have been part of a plan to unlock $5.7 million (£3.6 million) held in Swiss bank accounts.

The surprise return of ousted dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier to Haiti may have been part of a plan to unlock $5.7 million (£3.6 million) held in Swiss bank accounts.

Duvalier, who presided over a nightmarish period in Haitian history with his infamous Tonton Macoute secret police force, flew into the earthquake ravaged country on Sunday after 25 years in exile in France.

The reason for his visit had been murky but it has now been suggested that Mr Duvalier wanted to demonstrate he was not wanted on criminal charges in his homeland, which would allow him to access the millions in Switzerland.

In a decision reached hours before the earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan 12 last year Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court ruled that the reclusive Mr Duvalier, 59, should be allowed to access the money. The ruling reversed a lower court's decision that the disputed money should go to charities....



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