The widow of the murdered Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has returned to the Caribbean country.
Haiti’s interim prime minister Claude Joseph welcomed Martine Moïse on Saturday (local time) at Port-au-Prince airport, as communications minister Frantz Exantus announced on the online service Twitter. The 47-year-old Martine Moïse was injured in the attack on her husband in early July and was flown to Florida for treatment.
Martine Moïse has returned to Haiti to take part in the preparations for the state funeral for her husband, wrote Exantus. In photos that he published for the post, the 47-year-old was seen with a bulletproof vest and a bandaged arm. She was accompanied by several bodyguards.
The murdered president is due to be buried next Friday in the historic city of Cap-Haïtien in northern Haiti. Moïse was shot dead in his home in Port-au-Prince on the night of July 7th. According to the police, a murder squad made up of “26 Colombians and two US citizens of Haitian origin” was involved in the attack. More than 20 people were arrested.
Haiti’s police chief Léon Charles said on Friday that the Haitian authorities were working with international agencies such as the US Federal Police FBI and Interpol to “analyze the evidence” and “track down the masterminds of the attack.”
The Haitian authorities named the 63-year-old Haitian Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who lives in Florida, as one of the alleged masterminds. He is said to have had “political motives” for the plot. According to the Colombian authorities, a former official of the Haitian Ministry of Justice, Joseph Felix Badio, ordered two Colombian mercenaries to shoot Moïse.
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