September 19, 2021

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Haiti’s chief prosecutor seeking charges against Prime Minister in assassination case

September 14th, 2021
Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry

Haiti’s chief prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude is seeking charges against Prime Minister Ariel Henry in connection with the assassination of the late President Jovenel Moïse.

Claude has also barred the Prime Minister from leaving the country.

Moïse was assassinated during an attack on his private residence on July 7th.

Dozens of suspects have been identified, including US and Colombian citizens, but officials continue to hunt for a mastermind and motive.

Last week, Claude invited Henry to testify about the case, citing evidence that a key suspect in the assassination called him in the hours after the murder. That suspect, former Haitian Justice Ministry official Joseph Felix Badio, is believed to be on the run.

The Prime Minister was due to testify this morning.

His press officer has declined to comment on the situation, saying only that a media conference would be held soon.

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