Haiti's system allows for pretrial detention, but Duvalier was allowed to

News - January 18 2011, 6:53 PM

According to defense attorney Gervais Charles, the case is now in the hands of a judge of instruction who will decide whether there is enough evidence to go to trial, a process that can take up to three months.

Though he cannot leave the country.

His longtime companion Veronica Roy had said Monday that Duvalier expected his trip from France, where he has lived in exile, would last three days.

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