Jean Claude Duvalier dead at the age of 63

Jean Claude Duvalier dead at the age of 63

The former Haitian dictator Jean Claude Duvalier is dead. He passed away on October 3, 2014. He was 63 years old.

The Haitian President, Michel Martelly stated that he was "saddened" by the death of the former Haitian President Jean Claude Duvalier. He took the opportunity to send his condolences to the family, relatives, friends and supporters across the country

Was Jean-Claude Duvalier as Murderous as Francois?

Ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who died of a heart attack, came to power after his father Francois' death. Jean-Claude was an oppressive ruler like Francois, which led to Jean-Claude's overthrow in 1986.

He lived in France for the next 25 years, wanting to return to Haiti. Finally President Preval gave his approval, but Jean-Claude would have to face justice for his crimes against humanity. He returned in 2011 and appeared in court, but there was not enough of a case against him.

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