Michel Martelly is likely to Pardon Former Dictator Jean Claude Duvalier

The question is whether or not the former Haitian dictator, Jean Claude Duvalier, should face trial on corruption and human rights violations? If Haitian president Michel Martelly can have his way, the former Haitian leader will instead have a pardon.

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Michel Martelly giving sign that he will Parton Jean Claude Duvalier

According to an interview given to Associated Press at the World Economic Forum, President Michel Martelly stated that he will respect the independence of the process responsible to determine whether or not Duvalier should face trial on corruption and human rights violations.

Martelly believe that a trial of Jean Claude Duvalier could be explosive to Haiti while we are trying to recover from years of political turmoil and a devastating earthquake two years ago.

Question:

Are you for or against a trial of Jean Claude Duvalier at this time in Haiti?

Do you thing Jean Claude Duvalier should face trial on corruption and human rights violations?

Do you think instead Michel Martelly should give him Pardon?

What do you think if Jean Claude Duvalier goes public, admits his crimes and ask for forgiveness?

You have the floor now. I want to hear you

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All Comments (21)

Anthony Jean-baptiste says...

Yes he should face trial.

This is the only way to learn how previous governments have been defrauding the country.

It will be a way to stop those actually in power to follow the same route or the same practices.

The question of foregiving come after the trial not

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Monel says...

Brother Vladimir I advise you to go to church to pray God for your "pwezidan tet kale san bab la"for not getting others nationalities.

Otherwise if you think Martely can lead the power with another nationality, I'm sorry for you.
I hope he doesn't have an Italian or American passports, If this is the case he must lead the power.

Vladimir wap di neg yo te konn vole sou Aristide, gen le ou konnen LAURENT ST REMY se bope tet kale papa sofia tet kale ka finn decherpiye tout kess leta pou bay achte lajan ameriken pou li, pou lal sere nan peyi etranje paske li konnen li pa la pou lontan.

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Vladimir says...

SE KOULYE A NOU WE SA LI TE GEN DOUB NASYONALITE SE JAN DE FOM MOUN TANKOU NOU WI KI KOZ PEYI A NAN ETA SA BANN TIZE POUVWA NOU PA KONN SA NOU VLE LAJAN VET LA GENTAN ANBA ZONG NOU POU NOU KA KRAZE PEYI A ANKO MENM JANN TE FE L SOU ARISTID FWA SA SA PAP PASE ANKO.BAN NOU YON CHANS NON BANN TISOUSOU'BANN TIGRANGOU BANN TIRESTAVEK BANN PA KONN MOUN SISPANN MANJE GRENN DIRI KAP SOTI ANBA BOUCH BLAN'NOU PEP AYISYEN NOU DI NOU BOUKE AK JAN DE MOUN SA YO' NOU MENM PEP AYISYEN NOU SE GWO WOCH LA SI YON MOUN PANSE LI KA WOULE GWO WOCH SA KRAZE GWO WOCH SA NOU SEMANTE NAP LAGE GWO WOCH SA SOU LI E LAP KRAZE AN MIYET MOSO.
VIV TET KALE POU 5

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Monel says...

Mr. Emmanuel, we know our country needs all of us, that's true ! but only one thing you and your president have to know, JUSTICE first and then united between all of us, after that the country gonna have a better chance to got peace.

Don't worry bro ! I like this sentence " Sak pa kontan anbake"But you look like you forgot when we are not happy.

If you got a little bit memory "si ou pa gen memwa poul " you can remember in 1986 we were not happy " nou te anbake ou we sak te pase, Fok ou menm ak tout pwezzidan tet kale san bab ou la, fe anpil prekosyon pou li pa fe nou kontan, paske le nap anbake nap pase pran piti ala mamel, male aveti pa tiye kokobe".

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Emmanuel says...

Today our country needs all of us, it is not the time for the foolish.

The president Martelly's goal is to put our symbol L'union fait la force.

(Sak pa kontan ambake) Give a chance to the country.

We need peace

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Mgotcha says...

Hm, Haiti na gen yon peyi, men se le nou pwan konsians, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, DO GOOD TO THEM THAT HATE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY USE YOU,,mr president i dont care if you had a double nationality who doesnt, mpa we okenn chanjman nan peyi an, vagabon ap vann bien kipapouyo, konbien moun kap mouri ak kout poud, yon pep san instrucsion ki ame, se kiles ki ame yo sakache, si Duvalier te gen moun avel minm jan ak aristid tout bon yo tap bliyel, tout moun kap voye pie se brisapat, aprann a padone pou BONDYE ka padone peyia, paske yon sel sove peyia se Leternel

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Dadou says...

The case of Michel Martelly and the issue of Citizenship can be summarized in three words: MATELLY NAN CHO.

Mr. President, your trick did not work. The only way you would have been able to swing this one if you did not have a "Ti landing" like Moise Jean Charles.

Mr. President, this is what you did not do and it was because of your lack of experience.

You should have taken Senator Moise and give him a position in your government.

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Ben30002009 At Hotmail.com says...

I THINK MICHEL MARTELLY IS NOT THE HAITIAN PEOPLE EVEN THROUGH HE IS THE PRESIDENT.

HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO DO THAT WITHOUT CONSULTING THE NATION.

I REMEMBER I USED TO LIVE IN FEAR WHEN I WAS IN HAITI.

SPECIALY IN JANUARY 1986 BEFORE JEAN CLAUDE DUVALIER AND HIS THUGS LEFT HAITI.THEY WERE TRYING TO DESTROYED THE COUNTRY BEFORE THEY LEAVE.IAM 100% AGAINST THE PARDON FOR THE FORMER DICTATOR JEAN CLAUDE DUVALIER.

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Monel says...

Michel Martely suffered ALZHEIMER since the double nationalities made surface in the news.
Prezidan tet kale san bab la gen le pedi tet li.or Sweet micky Michel Martely doesn't know what he talking about, you cannot pardon anybody before trial, according to the law, If you wanna pardon someone, you have to wait until the justice punished this person, after thet you can pardon him.
Who advise president Martely, i don't think an adviser could make that mistake.

he might be Ti nicolas the martely chalatan's adviser could tell him that

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Jp says...

The law is the law. So many innocent people were murdered to the Duvalier regime.

Baby Doc should be brought to Justice for the crimes that were commited under his watch.

Not only that, for all the money that he, exwife and goons stole from Haiti.

Wake up people..in order to move on the slate has to be wiped clean.

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