More than 40 suspects have been arrested so far in the assassination of the President
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Jamaican police superintendent told the Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mosse. Is.
Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said officials were still calling various embassies and foreign affairs ministers to confirm details.
He said the police would release more information soon.
More than 40 suspects have been arrested so far in the assassination of the president, including 18 former Colombian soldiers and several Haitian police officers. Colombian officials have said that most soldiers were not aware of the true nature of the operation.
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Haitian authorities have said that the mastermind behind the murder and the person or persons who financed it are still absconding. Police say they are also looking for others accused of involvement in the murder, including Joseph Badio, a former Haitian senator who once worked for Haiti’s ministry of justice and the government’s anti-corruption unit. until he was fired in May. Violation of unspecified ethical rules.
Moïse was fatally shot in an early morning attack at his private home in which his wife, Martín Mose, was injured.
The murder investigation faced many obstacles and led to the sacking of a minister of justice and chief prosecutor for the capital of Port-au-Prince. The first judge to oversee the investigation stepped down in August, citing personal reasons. He left after one of his assistants died under unexplained circumstances.
The court clerks who were helping with the murder investigation have also gone into hiding after receiving death threats for not changing some of their names and statements in their report.
The president’s assassination shook a nation of more than 11 million people and deepened the country’s political instability, with protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Thursday as he eased a spike in crime and improved living conditions. demanded.
Henry recently told the AP that he expects to hold presidential and legislative elections next year.