Journalist plans to file charges against 'Baby Doc'
January 18th, 2011
01:04 AM ET

Journalist plans to file charges against 'Baby Doc'

Michele Montas, a Haitian journalist and a former spokeswoman for the U.N. Secretary-General, said Monday night that she plans to file a criminal complaint against former Haitian ruler Jean-Claude Duvalier.

"We have enough proof. There are enough people who can testify. And what I will do is go to a public prosecutor and there is a public prosecutor that could actually accommodate our complaints," she told CNN's "Parker Spitzer."

Under Duvalier's presidency, thousands were killed and tortured, and hundreds of thousands of Haitians fled into exile, says human rights group Amnesty International.

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  1. Chicago

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    January 18, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Nixon

      At time like this, all Haitians should remain focus. Duvalier should not be the main topic right now, but the 6 billion that have been pledged, but put on hold for the reconstruction of the country.

      January 18, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Nixon

      Please stay focus. Duvalier could not go back to Haiti, unless, the invisible hand took him there. I want to extend my sincere congratulation to all Haitians who behave very well so far. Please remain focus. Do not be distracted. So far the Haitian people are doing great, and act in civilized manner.
      Please do not loose sight on the real money. Six billion dollar have been pledged but put on hold. The construction is on hold. The Haitians kids cannot go to school, yet they are getting older. That would simply create a larger pool of illiterate citizens. In the mean time that same invisible want to distract you. That invisible simply hand does not care a bit about Haitian people. I want to extend my sincere congratulation to all Haitians who behave very well so far.
      We have been told that Haiti has more oil than Venezuela. Haiti could be financially self sufficient, considering, the barrel of oil is now selling at $95.00. The amount of oil is so large - The report went further to explain that in comparison, Haiti has a swimming pool while Venezuela has a glass of water.
      That invisible simply hand does not care a bit about Haitian people. I want to extend my sincere congratulation to all Haitians who behave very well so far.

      January 18, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. True_Haitian

    Michele Montas has more chutzpah than the President and Prime Minister of Haiti combined. Eeveryone in Haiti knews about Duvaliers crimes, Human rights violations, plundering over $500million from Haiti's and not one man will stand up and say something.

    As usual in Haiti, the women must be the ones to get the real work done.

    Michele sa ou ape faire la gen pour leve tete tout Haitien. Nou dire ou merci.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sly

    SOS. Haiti in need of real men.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sarah

    Can somebody please go after these fake money making charities like Red Cross, Unicef, World Vision & others. They collected billions of dollar all over the world for Haiti & the situation is worst then ever. These blood sucking charities all got rich & most their employees are living lavish lives with huge bank account balances. I beg anyone in a position to find out where the money went & to get it back ASAP to save those poor dying people. All those who took this money for themselves, all of you are murderer of innocent people. Hell is waiting for you!!!

    January 18, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. garrett

    the product above gave my wife a rash and hives

    January 18, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Serena

    I always wonder if the money collected from people around the world by these organisations in support of such disasters are given to the country in need of it... I live to help those in need and have always thought of joining organisations that work towards change and a better future but I sometimes have my doubts with the organisations as I was one of many that raised funds for haiti, it just bothers me that there is no way of knowing where the money/or items such as food and clothing go. The news always has something else bad to say about the life conditions of those in countries undergoing natural disasters or wars... I would just like to say that I respect all of you who fight for the rights of the people because they need us and we will continue to help in our own ways...

    January 18, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. edeline

    Good job michelle,you made me proud to be a haitian woman.I will be praying for you girlfriend.

    January 18, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Brya

    Please please let Duvalier stays home in peace. At least Haiti was much better during his regime. Others did worst and Haiti is in chaos now.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Anonyme

      Who did worse? Haiti is in the condition it is in today because of the Duvalier regime. Jean Claude was a master thief. He quite literally stole from poor people. And between him and his father, they are responsible for more deaths of Haitians than any other Haitian president. If you don't know, try to find out. Read and talk to people who know more. No enlightened or moral person can have a positive view of the Duvaliers.

      ‎"Un peuple sans mémoire est un peuple sans avenir." – Aimé Césaire

      January 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brya

    Parker needs to take care of his own business and mind his own. His Haiti his country?

    January 18, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. Brya

    I wanted to say " Is Haiti his country?

    January 18, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. MARIE

    c'est le temps de pardonner , nous avons besoin de tous ces gens la pour aider de reconstruire le pays. allons nous vers l'avant si on ne peut pardoner nos freres. Avec le seul desir de lui faire souffrir .je suis nee en 1975 avant son depart Haiti etait propre,il n'y avait pas des enfants dans les rues,80% etait des ecoles public,pas de patras dans les rues, la nuit etait comme le jour parce que nous n'avons pas a nous inquiter des voleurs, des kidnapeurs, des assasins.Pendant ces 25 ans , se bak noufe, nan trou nou antre, timoun 5-6 zan ap vann ko yo pou yo ka viv , sou duvalier tout timoun te ka al lekol ,tourist te konn antre soti san problem nan peyi a,apre 1986 se gagot tout izine femen, examp ciman d'haiti, minotery,asko, kote bagay sa yo. an nou bay tout moun ki deyo peyi-a yon chans ,si yo ta vle fe yon kichoy ,investi nan peyi-a."L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE" avek lanmou nou ka rive.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |