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Ex-Haiti dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier due in court

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Two years after his return to Haiti following 25 years in exile, ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is due in court Thursday as a judge mulls whether he can be tried for crimes against humanity. 

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier (R) and his wife Veronique Roy Duvalier arrive on January 20, 2012 at the Palace of Justice in Port-au-Prince. Two years after his return to Haiti following 25 years in exile, ex-dictator Duvalier is due in court Thursday as a judge mulls whether he can be tried for crimes against humanity.

Known as "Baby Doc," Duvalier was the world's youngest head of state when, at the age of just 19, he succeeded his late autocratic father Francois "Papa Doc" in 1971.

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