(LibertySociety.com) – On July 7, assassins entered the home of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and shot him to death. His wife, Martine, was injured in the attack and later flown to Florida for treatment. In the days since the assassination, authorities have arrested multiple suspects. Recently, the US sent a delegation to the country.
On July 11, officials from Homeland Security, DOJ, and the White House National Security Council (NSC) traveled to Haiti to meet with authorities leading the investigation into the assassination. Emily Horne, the spokeswoman for NSC, said the officials met with acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Prime Minister-Designate Ariel Henry, the National Police, and Senate leader Joseph Lambert.
Horne said two countries discussed a plan to reach a political consensus “to hold free and fair elections.” She also said officials reaffirmed US support for the Haitian people and the government’s task of securing the country and its democracy.
On July 9, authorities announced at least 26 Colombians and 2 Haitian-Americans took part in the assassination.
Suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise were paraded before the media. Authorities called them a commando unit, comprising of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans; three suspects have been killed, with eight still on the run https://t.co/nBR73sg027 pic.twitter.com/YCy112PEZG
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 9, 2021
On Sunday, Haitian police arrested the suspected mastermind of the assassination, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63. The Florida-based doctor allegedly flew to Haiti in June with the hope of becoming the new leader of the country.
The White House vowed to help the tiny island nation in any way possible. A new Haitian presidential election is set to take place in November. The investigation into the assassination is ongoing.
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