Haiti: victims of Baby Doc stil waiting for justice says dictator hunter Reed Brody

February 21, 2013

Human Rights Watch Uploaded on this video some time back on 20 April  2011, but I had missed it. Insiders will recognize the face and voice of Reed Brody, who has made chasing dictators (such as Baby Doc and Hissene Habré (see below) his life’s vocation.HRW_logo

The prosecution of the former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier represents a landmark opportunity for the Haitian justice system to address some of the worst crimes in Haiti’s past. Duvalier returned to Haiti on January 16, 2011, after nearly 25 years in exile, and was charged with financial and human rights crimes. The investigation is under way. Duvalier’s rule, from 1971 to 1986, was marked by systematic human rights violations. Hundreds of political prisoners held in a network of prisons known as the “triangle of death” died from mistreatment or were victims of extrajudicial killings. Duvalier’s government repeatedly closed independent newspapers and radio stations. Journalists were beaten, in some cases tortured, jailed, and forced to leave the country.

Reed Brody as dictator hunter on the case of one of the most brutal dictators of the 20th century, Hissene Habré, tortured the people of Chad for eight years before fleeing. Reed Brody, an American lawyer and son of a Holocaust survivor, along with a Chadian survivor, Souleymane, fight against all odds to bring Habré to justice:

One Response to “Haiti: victims of Baby Doc stil waiting for justice says dictator hunter Reed Brody”

  1. Reed Brody Says:

    Hans – many thanks for sending this around — only seeing it now!!
    Best REED

    Reed Brody
    Counsel and Spokesperson
    Conseiller Juridique et Porte-Parole
    Human Rights Watch
    New York
    skype: reedbrody
    twitter: @reedbrody
    Belgium +32 498 62 57 86
    USA +1 917-388-6745

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