Haitian PM Ariel Henry to be questioned in Moise’s assassination case

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Haiti: New twist came in the assassination case of President Jovenel Moise as the Haitian Prosecutors are going to summon Prime Minister Ariel Henry by next week. According to the sources, PM Henry spoke with one of the central suspects just a few hours after the Haitian President was killed, to which the Chief Public Prosecutor has asked the prime minister to deliver his explanation.

On Friday, a letter sent by prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude to the Prime Minister stated that only a president could allow official summons to someone of his rank, but the country is not having one. Alternatively, PM Henry is being invited to attend and give his cooperation.

The letter reads, “The head of the criminal prosecution would be grateful if you could present yourself to cooperate with Haitian justice if you so wish, taking into account the restrictions given your status as a senior state official.”

As per the claims and investigators, the former Haitian justice ministry official Joseph Felix Badio may have planned the assassination.

The letter further states that the Subpoenaed records from mobile phone operator Digicel have also allowed them to confirm allegations that Badio and Henry spoke on July 7, twice at approximately 4 am, just hours after President Moise’s assassination. Geolocalisation data also reveals that Badio was speaking from the crime scene only.

President Moise was killed at his personal residence on July 7, 2021, in which Martine Moise, widow of Moise, was also injured. The island country is currently dealing with political chaos with other problems such as – high crime rate, hunger, poverty, gang violence. It is the most impoverished nation in the Caribbean Region.

Above all this, the general and presidential elections have also been postponed in the island country.

While the island was trying to overcome all this, a 7.2 magnitude of earthquake rocked and destroyed the country’s infrastructure and livelihood, in which more than 2,200 people lost their lives, more than 53,000 buildings were damaged, and many were missing.