The hearing was the latest step in a twirling, evasive dance that Mr. Duvalier is having with the justice system, or what passes for it in Haiti. After he stunned the world with his sudden return to the country two years ago, Mr. Duvalier was charged by Haitian prosecutors with a range of human-rights abuses and financial crimes. A separate complaint by victims accuses him of crimes against humanity, including murder, torture, arbitrary arrests and disappearances. – NYTimes.com

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