IF a case is to be made against Duvalier, the decision lies with one judge.
"The case is now in the hands of a judge who will decide whether there is enough evidence to go to trial"
How long might this take?
"The process that can take up to three months"
Was Baby Doc incarcerated while the Judge decides his fate? Taking up to three months to make that decision? No, he was not.
"Haiti's system allows for pretrial detention, but Duvalier was allowed to remain free and returned to his hotel room"
His longtime companion Veronique Roy has said his trip was expected to last three days.
His defence lawyer Renee Charles said
"If he has to leave (the country), he will ask and he will leave"
Though the lawyer claims Baby Doc, does not have a passport.
"As of now, he doesn't even have a passport."
Seems a little contradictory? Doesn't it?
He will leave the country if need be, but, he doesn't have a passport.
Perhaps the passport isn't really an issue?
Another diplomatic passport can easily be issued.
Or, the past can repeat itself and the US can fly him out of the country.
As an aside, I recall when the Baptist "missionaries" were incarcerated in Haiti.
They too, on the decision of one judge, were let free.
Despite the fact that they appeared to be abducting Haitian children.
Click the Haiti label at the bottom of this post to refresh your memory on that case.