After two previous no-show, Jean Claude Duvalier did not have any choice but to be in court. Judge Jean-Joseph Lebrun had issued a warrant ordering his presence, under police escort if necessary in case he attempted to stay home for the third court appointment. The Court hearing was held determine whether or not to charges him for the crimes he has been accused for. The former Dictator was asked several questions and his answers were mostly evasive
The historic appearance in Court by Jean Claude Duvalier. This took place on February 28, 2013 in Port-au-Prince. Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier accused for corruption and human rights abuses came to court for the first time.
During the Court procedure, the 61-year-old Duvalier said when asked about his role as head of state from 1971 to 1986. He responded: "Under my authority, children could go to school, there was no insecurity."
Jean Claude Duvalier who had boycotted three previous court hearings, finally came to court in Port-au-Prince on February 28, 2013. In front of a panel of three judges in a packed and courtroom, Duvalier was asked by the judges about several cases of detention of political prisoners. As the process was going on inside the courtroom, hundreds of Duvalier supporters some dancing and chanting in favor of the former dictator