The citizens of the United States, who were detained in Haiti in the case of the assassination of the country’s President Jovenel Moise, declared that the mercenaries did not have the task of destroying the head of state. The newspaper writes about it on July 8 Nouvelliste with reference to the judge who takes part in the investigation.
According to the latest information, among the detainees are two Americans of Haitian descent – James Solage and Joseph Vincent.
“They said they were translators. The goal of the mercenaries was to arrest President Moise on the warrant of an investigating judge, not to kill him, ”said Judge Clement Noel, referring to the testimony of the Americans.
At the same time, the details of the order were not specified.
The judge explained that Solazh, during his testimony, reported the discovery of “work on the Internet.” He arrived in Haiti a month ago, while the mercenaries arrived three months ago.
In addition, Noel reported that searches were being carried out in the cars that belong to the possible murderers. Firearms and US currency cash were found there, as well as a security camera server located in Moise’s house and his wife’s checkbook.
The President of Haiti, who has led the state since 2017, was fatally wounded in an attack on his residence on the night of July 7. At the same time, Moise’s wife was seriously injured. She was hospitalized.
UN Secretary General António Guterres called on Haitians to maintain order and refrain from violence after the assassination of the country’s president.
Haitian law enforcement agencies are known to have killed four and detained two mercenaries who broke into Moise’s house. On July 8, the head of the country’s police, Leon Charles, said that among the six arrested in the case of the murder of the head of the country, there is an American of Haitian origin, James Solage. Another of the detainees may also be Haitian American.
However, Washington did not confirm this information. In addition, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States categorically denies any involvement in the assassination of the island nation’s president.
Currently, the identity of 28 people involved in the crime has also been identified. According to Léon Charles, 26 of the suspects are Colombian citizens, and two more are natives of Haiti. He clarified that eight suspects are still on the run.