Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry faces prosecution after President Jovenel Moise assassinated by ‘mercenaries’

HAITI’S top prosecutor is seeking charges against Prime Minister Ariel Henry for the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

The Port-au-Prince government commissioner asked the judge to charge Henry with involvement in the case over alleged phone calls he made with one of the main suspects.

Haiti's prosecutor is now seeking charges against Prime Minister Ariel Henry

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Haiti’s prosecutor is now seeking charges against Prime Minister Ariel Henry
President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home on July 7

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President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home on July 7Credit: AFP

Prosecutor Bedford Claude said that Henry made multiple phone calls with suspect Joseph Felix Badio just hours after the President was assassinated.

Officials had obtained records from a phone operator that confirmed Badio and Henry had spoken twice on the night of the murder.

Geolocation data also showed that Badio was speaking from the scene of the crime.

The President of Haiti was assassinated in July after a group of gunmen stormed his home posing as DEA agents.

Residents of the neighbourhood reported hearing massive gunfire and seeing men dressed in black running through the streets on July 7.

Two days after the killing, four foreign mercenaries suspected of killing the Haitian President were killed and two more have been arrested following a bloody gun battle

Yesterday Haiti’s Office of Citizen Protection posted a video demanding that Henry step down after authorities sought to interview him about calls he had allegedly made with a key suspect in the President’s assassination.

Attorney Renan Hédouville said that Henry should appear at the prosecutor’s office to help shed light on what happened to Moïse that night.

“We would all love to know the content of that conversation,” Hédouville said.

“The prime minister cannot remain in his post without clearing up these dark areas.

“He must wash away all suspicion.”

Police say there are now 44 people held in custody in connection with the plot including 18 Colombian military veterans.

Footage from the night of the murder
Footage from the night of the murder
The entrance of the private residence of President Moïse
The entrance of the private residence of President Moïse

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