Haiti: confusion in the investigation into the death of Jovenel Moïse

The investigation into the July assassination of the Haitian president again turned to confusion on Tuesday.

The chief prosecutor of Port-au-Prince asked in the morning the judge investigating the murder of President Jovenel Moïse to indict Prime Minister Ariel Henry, because of phone calls he allegedly had with one of the main suspects in the case.

An indictment that he demands accompanied by a ban on leaving Haitian territory “because of the seriousness of the facts exposed”: “serious suspicions of assassination of the President of the Republic”.

A few hours later, twist: the Prime Minister announces sacking prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude for “serious administrative fault”.

The prosecutor had been chasing Ariel Henry for several days and quickly, certain legal specialists saw in the prosecutor’s approach an obstacle to the independence of this institution, a manipulation carried out in government circles. Certain politicians had indeed called in recent days for the resignation of the Prime Minister.

This new confused twist is added to the immense chaos that reigns in the investigation into the assassination on July 7 of Jovenel Moïse by an armed commando.

Forty-four people, including 18 Colombians and two Americans of Haitian origin, have already been arrested as part of the investigation into this murder, committed at his home without any police officer from his close security being injured, while his wife was.


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