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Haiti prepares funeral for former dictator 'Baby Doc'


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Haiti prepares funeral for former dictator 'Baby Doc'

Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier who died of a heart attack on Monday.

But Haiti’s current president has yet to decide whether a state funeral will be arranged, or even if flags should fly at half-mast.

Baby Doc, as he was known, came to power when he was just 19, later declaring himself president for life.

His time in power was marked by repression. Ordinary Haitians remained poor while he and his entourage lived in luxury.

“Baby Doc” consistently denied any responsibility for abuses committed while he was in office.

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