Jean-Claude Duvalier charged with theft over 15-year rule
19 January 2011 Last updated at 10:51 GMT
Haitian prosecutors have charged the former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier with theft and misappropriation of funds during his 15-year rule, which ended in 1986.
Mr Duvalier, also known as Baby Doc, was detained and charged two days after his surprise return to Haiti from exile.
But human rights groups say Mr Duvalier should also face trial for the torture and murder of thousands of people.
Andy Gallacher reports.