Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier
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Former Haiti president Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

Haiti's former ruler Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died of a heart attack in the capital Port-au-Prince, reports quoting official sources say.

Duvalier was just 19 when in 1971 he inherited the title of "president-for-life" from his father, the notorious Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

He was accused of corruption, human rights abuses and repression in his rule, which ended in a 1986 uprising.

After years of exile in France, he returned to Haiti in 2011 and remained a controversial figure, as the BBC's Tom Esslemont explains.

  • 04 Oct 2014