PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police took former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier from his hotel Tuesday and headed to the prosecutor’s office, witnesses said Tuesday.
The ousted president, who made a surprise return to Haiti late Sunday, had been questioned for more than an hour in his room at the Hotel Karibe by the nation’s chief prosecutor and a judge.
He was then escorted by police down through the hotel lobby, but was not handcuffed.
The head of the Port-au-Prince bar association, Gervais Charles, told AFP:
“He is being taken to the prosecutors’ office to notify him of the file against him.”
Outside the hotel, a group of Duvalier supporters called for him to be released and the current President Rene Preval to be detained instead.
“The revolution is beginning, arrest Preval,” they chanted.