Jean-Claude Duvalier speaking at a news conference on 21 January 2011
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Haiti's 'Baby Doc' calls for reconciliation

The former Haitian leader Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has called for national reconciliation - almost a week after returning from 25 years in exile.

He was accused of corruption, human rights abuses and repression in his rule, which ended in a 1986 uprising.

Mr Duvalier said his surprise return had been prompted by last year's earthquake and his desire to help rebuild Haiti.

The country is already in political turmoil - caused by the cancellation of the second round of the presidential election.

The BBC's Damon Embling reports.

First broadcast 22 January 2011

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