In Haiti, police are arresting suspects in connection with the assassination of President Jovnell Moyes
The agency quoted the director of police as saying that out of those 28, eight were adults. The other 20 suspects have been arrested or have already been detained by authorities – there are not many details about these arrests.
Six of those arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate Haitian President Jovnell Moyes on Thursday (8) in a photo – Photo: Joseph Odellin / AB Photo
Officials said Police and the army surrounded the group from Wednesday and were able to arrest them after an intense firefight.. In all, seven people suspected of conspiracy and murder were killed.
Hundreds of residents outside the police station where the suspects were taken away in the capital Port-au-Prince were shouting, “burn them” and setting fire to a vehicle believed to belong to the killers, Reuters reported.
Haitian police officers search for evidence outside the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021, where Haitian President Jovnell Moyes was shot dead in the morning – Photo: Valerie Perisville / AFP
Haitian police were already released last night Two mercenaries were arrested and four were killed Who will be involved in Moisin’s execution (Watch the video below). Three police officers who were held hostage have been released.
Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamote has released a picture of two suspects arrested on social media on Thursday. It is not clear whether the photo was taken yesterday or today of prisoners.
The boy sees through a closed gate on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (8) After the Dominican government closes the border following the death of Joanne Mois, the leader of Haiti – Photo: Matthias Telegroix / AB Photo
Said Lamonthe They are foreign mercenaries and “important witnesses to determine who paid to assassinate our president” (See image below).
The former prime minister held the post between 2012 and 2014.
Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamotte shoots a picture of alleged suspects in the death of President Jovnell Moyes at home on July 7, 2021 – Photo: Reproduction / Twitter / Laurent Lamotte
Jovnell Moyes was shot dead at his home in the capital, Port-au-Prince, on Wednesday night. First Lady Martin Moise was shot, hospitalized, and later transferred to the United States, where she is hospitalized in a serious (but stable) condition.
Haiti is facing a severe political, economic and social crisis (Watch the video below), The government has not been able to combat the rising violence and poverty and epidemics and implement a preventive program against Govt-19..
In addition, Moyes dissolved parliament and issued an edict more than a year after the country failed to hold legislative elections, seeking to promote controversial constitutional reform.
Since taking office in 2017, Moyes has faced massive protests against his government – first allegations of corruption and his management of the economy, and then his grip on power.
In February, country officials said they had been beaten A “conspiracy attempt” against the president would be the target of a failed attack.
Murder, gangs and political instability: what is happening in Haiti
Interim Prime Minister (and President)
This Thursday, Haiti’s caretaker Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Temporary country command. It was the politician who announced the assassination of the president.
A few hours after the crime, he Declared a state of siege across the country, Under the jurisdiction of the executive to strengthen the authority and investigate the motives of Moisin’s death and assassination. “This death will not be punished,” Joseph told the nation.
Moisin’s execution changed what was planned for the prime minister. In his place, Dr. Ariel Henry had already been announced, but had not yet been formally ordained.
Since the inauguration, Joseph has been the caretaker Prime Minister (and now the caretaker President).
But Henry told the Haitian newspaper Le Noveliste that he did not consider Joseph a legitimate prime minister. “I think we should talk. Claude should be in the government that I have.”
Jovnell Moyes (center), then President of Haiti, walks with First Lady Martin Moyes; And Claude Joseph (right), the country’s caretaker Prime Minister, on May 18, 2021, during the 218th anniversary of the creation of the Haitian flag. Moyes was shot dead at home on July 7, 2021, and the first woman was shot dead in a night attack and hospitalized. The next day, Joseph took over as interim president. – Photo: Joseph Odellin / A.P.
There is another legitimate question, which binds the Prime Minister’s leadership: Under the Constitution, Joseph is not in the next row because he holds office on an interim basis because Parliament has not formally recognized his name..
The situation is happening because, in practice, there is no parliament: the mandate of a section of the legislature is already over, but elections to fill the vacancies have not taken place in 2019.
Moyes has ruled by presidential decree since January 2020 – therefore, no decision has been approved by the legislature.
In the next line, under the Haitian Constitution, Supreme Court President Rene Sylvestre, but he died in Govt-19 last month and has not yet been selected to replace him..
Picture of the December 2020 protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Photo: Du Nalio Seri / AB
Haiti is America’s poorest country and has a long history of dictatorships and conspiracies. In recent months, it has faced a growing political and humanitarian crisis with food shortages and street violence.
The country’s GDP is US $ 1,600 a year (approximately R $ 8,500), and 60% of the population lives on less than US $ 2 a day (slightly more than R $ 10).
Haiti has a population of 11.3 million, bordering the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean, and has one of the lowest HDIs (Human Development Index) in the world: 0.51.
Colonized in the United States in 1492 after the arrival of Christopher Columbus, Haiti was the first independent country on the continent and the first republic led by blacks, When it overthrew French rule in the early 19th century.
The country is already plagued by American invasion and intervention in the 20th century and has a long history of dictators such as Franுவாois “Papa Dog” Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude “Baby Dog”. The country’s first free election took place in 1990, but Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a coup the following year.
Haiti – Photo: Amanda Base / G1