Haitian PM involves in assassination of President Moïse
Published: 02:24 PM, 15 September 2021
Prosecutor Bedford Claude; Photo: Collected
Haitian chief prosecutor has accused Prime Minister Ariel Henry of involvement in the assassination of the country’s President Jovenel Moïse.
Prosecutor Bedford Claude, the Commissioner (with the rank of federal prosecutor) of the capital Port-au-Prince, filed a complaint against the prime minister.
“Evidence was found of Henry’s phone conversation with the main suspect in the Moïse murder,” he said.
Bedford Claude has also announced the ban of leaving the country for Prime Minister Ariel Henry. “There is enough evidence to form a charge against Henry and interrogate him,” Claude asserted.
On the night of July 7, Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his residence in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. After the assassination, Henry came to power after two weeks of tensions with then-caretaker Prime Minister Claude Joseph.
The assassination of Moïse caused political unrest in the country. Moïse has been the President of Haiti since 2017. There have been several protests in the country demanding his resignation.
Source: Al Jazeera