NewsHaiti's Slain President's Wife Accused In His Assassination

Haiti’s Slain President’s Wife Accused In His Assassination

In addition to Martine Moïse, former Haiti Prime Minister Claude Joseph, and 49 others have been indicted over their alleged roles in the death of the former Haitian President. As CNN reported, in documents which were made available to the public by Haitian news site AyiboPost on Feb. 19, Martine Moïse and Joseph are alleged to have conspired to replace Moïse as the President of Haiti. 

Although accused of conspiring against her husband in a bid to replace him herself, Martine was shot when the assassins entered Moïse’s home and killed him, something that PBY&A, the law firm representing her, pointed out in a statement to CNN. “She has no motivation for this attack, and her inclusion is supposedly based on her imperfect memory of the most traumatic night of her life…There is no basis in law or fact for Mrs. Moise to be charged for this crime and including her in this indictment is an embarrassment that further calls into question the legitimacy of the current Haitian government.”

Jean-Junior Joseph, spokesman for the prime minister’s office, issued a statement to CNN which denied the involvement of Henry’s office in the order, saying, “The examining magistrate is independent and has the means to conduct his investigation in complete freedom. The prime minister has no direct relationship with the examining magistrate, nor does he control him. The judge remains free to issue his order in accordance with the law and his conscience.”

As Al-Jazeera reported, since the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, Haiti has only sunk deeper into chaos. No election has been held, and Haitian gangs, which had already been terrorizing the nation, have only grown bolder. They note that although the UN has ratified an international force to assist police in Haiti, to be led by Kenya, previous abuses by foreign entities and allegations of corruption against Henry’s regime have left the international community wary of providing help to Haiti. 

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Source: Black Enterprise

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