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January 16, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Most former associates of deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier were finally barred Friday from running for president in Sunday's general elections. A complex supreme court decision ruled that Claude Raymond, Duvalier's former military chief, and former financial adviser Clovis Desinor, as well as three other Duvalierist candidates, could not run because of their ties with the dictatorship.
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May 11, 2005 | From Reuters
In a move called a setback for Haiti's judicial system, the Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of military leaders tried in a 1994 massacre of loyalists of the then-exiled president. In a case known as Raboteau after the seaside slum in Gonaives where the killings took place, Haiti's highest court voided murder convictions of dozens of military and paramilitary officers, many of whom had fled and were tried in absentia in 2000. The May 3 ruling was made available to Reuters on Tuesday.
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March 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Haiti's Supreme Court dealt what could be a terminal blow to an internationally backed accord to reinstate ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, declaring the plan unconstitutional. Ruling at the request of the army-backed provisional government, the court accepted government arguments that the legislature was encroaching on powers reserved under the constitution for the executive.
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June 14, 1993
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to release the Haitians who have been detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba for nearly 20 months and admit them into the United States. Although a defeat for President Clinton, who has been carrying out a decision originally made by then-President George Bush, the ruling could force Clinton to take a much-needed foreign-policy initiative. The Guantanamo Bay case illustrates the plight of all Haitians seeking refuge in the United States.
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May 11, 2005 | From Reuters
In a move called a setback for Haiti's judicial system, the Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of military leaders tried in a 1994 massacre of loyalists of the then-exiled president. In a case known as Raboteau after the seaside slum in Gonaives where the killings took place, Haiti's highest court voided murder convictions of dozens of military and paramilitary officers, many of whom had fled and were tried in absentia in 2000. The May 3 ruling was made available to Reuters on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1993
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to release the Haitians who have been detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba for nearly 20 months and admit them into the United States. Although a defeat for President Clinton, who has been carrying out a decision originally made by then-President George Bush, the ruling could force Clinton to take a much-needed foreign-policy initiative. The Guantanamo Bay case illustrates the plight of all Haitians seeking refuge in the United States.
NEWS
December 21, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the third time in less than a month, U.S. District Judge C. Clyde Atkins on Friday thwarted the Bush Administration's plan to begin the forced repatriation of more than 6,000 Haitian refugees being held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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March 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Haiti's Supreme Court dealt what could be a terminal blow to an internationally backed accord to reinstate ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, declaring the plan unconstitutional. Ruling at the request of the army-backed provisional government, the court accepted government arguments that the legislature was encroaching on powers reserved under the constitution for the executive.
NEWS
December 21, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the third time in less than a month, U.S. District Judge C. Clyde Atkins on Friday thwarted the Bush Administration's plan to begin the forced repatriation of more than 6,000 Haitian refugees being held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
NEWS
January 16, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Most former associates of deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier were finally barred Friday from running for president in Sunday's general elections. A complex supreme court decision ruled that Claude Raymond, Duvalier's former military chief, and former financial adviser Clovis Desinor, as well as three other Duvalierist candidates, could not run because of their ties with the dictatorship.
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