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Formal charges to be laid against "Baby Doc"

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Just two days after returning home Baby Doc Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator, has been summoned to a court in Port-au-Prince to be formally charged with corruption, theft, misappropriation of funds and other alleged crimes.

The charges will now be investigated by a judge, who will decide if he is to be prosecuted.

Police arrived at his luxury hotel early on Tuesday to arrest Duvalier, and then took him in a motorcade surrounded by supporters. Many of them were too young to remember his despotic 15-year rule before he fled the country in 1986 in the face of a popular uprising.

Ever since his return from luxury exile in France, there has been speculation as to why he would want to return to his earthquake-shattered country. It appears the charges against him have been revived from the 1980s. He has made no public statements since returning.