By: Wadner Pierre - HaitiAnalysis
The former Haitian President for life Jean-Claude Duvalier named "Baby's DOC" is to be tried not for the crime against humanity but for
alleged financial crime. Human rights groups have criticized the decision and
described it as unfair and politically motivated.
There are several members of Martelly's administration have closely tied to Duvalier regime. The former dictator's son Nicolas Duvalier is working in the president's Cabinet.Duvalier at age of 19 took over the power following the death of his father Francois Duvalier named as "Papa Doc." As his dad he proclaimed himself as the "president for life."
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was disappointed after learning about the decision. Pillay asked the Haitian officials to guarantee that the former dictator is prosecuted for international crimes.
In a news briefing at UNHCHR office in Geneva Rupert Colville Geneva a spokesman for the office said ,"Very serious human rights violations including torture, rape and extrajudicial killings have been extensively documented by Haitian and international human rights organizations to have occurred in Haiti during the regime of Duvalier."