'Baby Doc' charged with corruption

2011-01-19 07:41

Port-au-Prince - Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier was charged on Tuesday with corruption and misappropriation of funds, his lawyer said.

"Yes he has been charged," lawyer Gervais Charles said after Duvalier was hauled before prosecutors on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after suddenly returning to Haiti after more than two decades in exile.

"But I don't understand it," Charles added.

It was not yet clear whether Duvalier, who ruled Haiti with an iron fist from 1971 - 1986, would be taken to prison after his questioning or placed under house arrest somewhere else.