September 24, 2021

Haiti PM, Ariel Henry, banned from leaving the country amid murder inquiry

According to the police, there are now 44 people in custody in connection with the assassination plot, including 18 retired members of the Colombian military.

Haiti PM, Ariel Henry, banned from leaving the country amid murder inquiry

Haiti PM, Ariel Henry, banned from leaving the country amid murder inquiry photo credit: BBC

Haiti’s Prime Minister, Ariel Henry has been banned from leaving the country amid an investigation into his alleged involvement in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in his home on 7 July.

A prosecutor is seeking charges against Mr. Ariel Henry, who has been asked to explain his involvement with a key suspect in the murder, Joseph Felix Badio.

Records show the two men exchanged multiple phone calls only hours after the assassination.

On Monday, Mr. Henry sent a letter purportedly firing Chief Prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude and accusing him of a “serious administrative offence”. He later nominated a replacement. However, on Tuesday, Mr. Claude appeared to remain in his post as he asked a judge investigating the murder of President Moïse to charge the prime minister over his “suspected” involvement in the case.

Mr. Henry has previously admitted to knowing Badio and defended him publically. Mr. Henry was reportedly given a deadline of Tuesday (14 September) to supply the investigation with information.

According to the police, there are now 44 people in custody in connection with the assassination plot, including 18 retired members of the Colombian military.

Sources: BBC

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