Wednesday Mar 12
Duvalier Attorney in Haiti Files Appeal
The lead defense attorney for Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier says judges will be responsible for a "civil war" if an appeals court rules against his client.
UN expert applauds Haitian decision to probe alleged abuses by a Baby Doca Duvalier
On 20 February, the Court of Appeals reversed a January 2012 decision that stated that the former leader could not be charged with crimes against humanity during his reign because the time for the prosecution of those offences had elapsed.
Malaysian National News Agency
Amnesty International Welcomes Re-Opening Of Case Against Haiti's Duvalier
Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has welcomed a decision by the appeal court in Haiti to open new investigations into former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity.
Haiti: UN hails probe into former leader's alleged abuses
New York, Feb 22 : The United Nations human rights office on Friday hailed the decision by a Haitian court to open new investigations into former President Jean-Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity, saying that the move will help ensure accountability for past abuses.
Sam Worthington sparks sparks wedding rumour New York, Feb 22 : "Avatar" star Sam Worthington and his model girlfriend Lara Bingle were reportedly spotted wearing what seemed like wedding rings, sparking rumours that they have married each other secretly.
The Baltimore Sun
Haiti court says human rights charges can be brought against Duvalier
A Haitian appellate court on Thursday ruled that deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier could be charged with crimes against humanity under international law and that he may also be held responsible for abuses committed by the army and paramilitary under his rule.
Haiti court postpones decision on whether 'Baby Doc' Duvalier case goes to trial
Men in loincloths jostle each other for postion to catch one of two lucky sticks tossed by priests each year at the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, Japan.