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‘Lex Duvalier’ enables Switzerland to confiscate and repatriate illicit dictator assets

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 16:39 UTC
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Switzerland has moved to confiscate frozen assets linked to former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. The Swiss cabinet asked Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf to begin proceedings to seize around 6.2 million US dollars that has been frozen in Swiss bank accounts since 1986, with a view to returning the funds to the Haitian people. Read full article


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  • I

    I wonder if Argentina can use a law like thisone to expropiate british properties for the theft of Malvinas Argentina ?? whatever road a man chooses to walk should opens door for others to follow.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    What theft ?

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Argentinians are sad people, they are so obsessed with getting a territory that never was theirs.

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 02:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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