NAfter the murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, the suspect has been arrested. A government spokesperson said on Twitter that the police intercepted the person suspected of assassinating the head of state near the crime scene on Wednesday afternoon. There were no further details at first.
On Wednesday night (local time), an unidentified person broke into the 53-year-old residence of Moïse, on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and shot him. Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, told the international media that his wife Martine was injured and was taken to the American city of Miami, 1,000 kilometers away, for treatment.According to preliminary findings, the attackers were foreigners who claimed to be members of the US anti-drug agency give Originally flowers.
The UN Security Council is investigating the situation
According to the Haiti Embassy in Washington, this was an attack orchestrated by a well-trained and heavily armed group. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a speech to the country that the perpetrators spoke English and Spanish.
Governments around the world are frustrated by this attack, which may exacerbate the crisis in this Caribbean country characterized by instability and extreme poverty.This United Nations Security Council Deal with the situation in Haiti on Thursday.
The United States calls for the holding of the parliamentary and presidential elections originally scheduled for September. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that this would restore a functioning parliament and enable the peaceful transfer of power to the new president.
The last time Moise passed a decree to rule Haiti was after the parliamentary elections scheduled for 2018 were postponed, which included protests against him. In the past four years, Moise has changed the head of government four times. It was not until Monday that he announced the appointment of a new head of government, Ariel Henry, who would succeed Joseph only three months after taking office.
The opposition accused the president of illegally retaining his authorization. Moise, who took office in February 2017, has always maintained that his term usually ends in February 2022. However, in the eyes of his political opponents, Moise’s term expired in February this year. The reason for the controversy was that Moise’s first choice result was cancelled due to suspected fraud. A year later, he was re-elected.