Haitian Protesters Demand Justice On Anniversary Of Former Presidents Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 08th July, 2022) AU-PRINCE, July 8 (Sputnik) – Hundreds of individuals took to the streets of the Haitian capital metropolis of Port-au-Prince demanding justice within the case of the homicide of the nation’s former president, Jovenel Moise, and calling on Prime Minister Ariel Henri to reply for the homicide, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Friday.

“We want justice, we want the real perpetrators of the crime to be brought to justice, and we want Ariel Henri to clarify his involvement,” a protester advised the correspondent.

Protesters gathered close to the Delmas Viaduct, accusing Henri of his alleged involvement within the homicide of Moise and of obstructing the investigation. From there, the protesters went to the previous residence of the president.

“Justice for our country, justice for the president! Ariel is a thief!” one other protester shouted whereas holding a portrait of the president.

Moise’s supporters introduced mass protests, memorial occasions, and church lots throughout the nation. The Haitian authorities, in flip, held a memorial occasion within the Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon.

During the occasion, Henri mentioned that the assassination of the president was a manifestation of intolerance and dishonesty.

The prime minister reiterated his readiness to supply help for the justice authorities to relaunch and full the investigation into the case.

Former first girl Martine Marie Etienne Moise refused to attend the federal government memorial and as a substitute visited a mausoleum in honor of the previous president within the metropolis of Cap-Haitien.

Moise was shot at his residence on July 7, whereas his spouse sustained accidents and subsequently acquired medical remedy within the United States. Haitian authorities have detained over 40 suspects in Moise’s assassination, together with 18 Colombian residents and 5 US residents.

In April, Haitian Judge Merlan Belanbre grew to become the fourth to drop the homicide case as he had not acquired the file of the inquiry two months after taking the case. Previously, judges Mathieu Chanlatte and Chavannes Etienne left the case citing private and safety causes, whereas decide Garry Orelien was dismissed by the dean of the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince after lacking the court docket’s deadlines.

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