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Nothing but bluff! Attendance at the Court of Appeal of the former despot of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier, is nothing but a staged frightening after he was cleared, January 30, 2012, the examining magistrate Jean Carvès for crimes against humanity. There is a mounting scandal from Mr. Martelly desperate to rehabilitate politically Jean-Claude Duvalier who ruled the country with an iron fist from 1971 to 1986.
Hundreds of thousands of opponents of the deposed dictator of the time were killed or missing, according to international human rights organizations. Volunteers for National Security (VSN), commonly called the “Tonton Macoutes” became the real backbone of the grinding machine of bloodthirsty regime, had many innocent victims languishing in the jails of Fort Dimanche, the National Penitentiary, Dessalines Barracks and Police Port-au-Prince, etc ….
It is a scandal to the world nationally and internationally about the attitude of a judicial system too biased in a country plagued by systematic violence where the law of the strongest prevails. The passivity with which society reacts to file Duvalier is like a “Oscar” which was presented as a sign of excellence for the harm and damage to the whole of society some of which are far beyond repair. For every crime unpunished already opened the way for another.