Tuesday, 25 January 2011

“Haiti: Putting “Baby” in the dock [updated]

The headline comes from the Boston Globe, commenting on the return of thug, murderer and thief ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier to the country in which he was formerly (he had hoped) dictator-for-life, and which he and his father did much to make the poorest and most dangerous in the western hemisphere.

_Quote During Jean-Claude “Baby Doc’’ Duvalier’s reign as dictator in Haiti from 1971 to 1986, Haitians were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by his security forces. Now that he is back in Haiti after a 25-year exile in France he must not be allowed to escape justice either for the crimes against humanity or for his flagrant theft of enormous sums of money.

I look forward to being able to blog his obituary.

Here’s itinerant NZ muso Luke Hurley with a topical track from his 1994 album Reha:


UPDATE: “Who in Haiti and Malaysia can aim and fire?” asks Liberty Scott, who reckons the opportunity should not be let slip to rid the world of two extraordinary criminals “that hide behind ‘state sovereignty’ to protect their blood-dripping hands.”

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