Photo: AP Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, center, leaves Canape Vert hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Duvalier has spurned a judge’s order to appear in court, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, for a hearing on whether to reinstate charges of human rights abuses against him.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian judge on Thursday summoned Jean-Claude Duvalier to appear in court after the former dictator defied an order to attend a hearing to determine whether he should again face charges for human rights abuses committed during the nearly 15 years of his brutal regime.
“They are really going to force him to come here,” said Robert Duval, a plaintiff and former soccer star who was imprisoned during the Duvalier era. “No more hanky panky anymore. They have to bring him here.”