Martine Moise, widow of the assassinated president, returns to Haiti


By André Paultre

HARBOR-AT-PRINCE – Martine Moise, widow of assassinated President of Haiti Jovenel Moise, returned to the Caribbean nation for her funeral on Saturday after being treated at a Miami hospital for injuries sustained in the July 7 attack on their residence private.

Jovenel Moise was shot dead when assassins armed with assault rifles stormed his home in the hills above Port-au-Prince, leaving the country in limbo and triggering a frantic investigation to identify the perpetrators plan.

The Prime Minister’s office tweeted a video of Martine Moise arriving at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in the Haitian capital on Saturday, dressed in black clothes, wearing a bulletproof vest and his right arm in a sling. She was greeted by Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph.

“The Prime Minister, Dr Claude Joseph, welcomes the First Lady, Martine Moise, who arrives in Haiti for the funeral of her husband”, indicated the office of the Prime Minister.

Martine Moise had tweeted earlier this week in Miami that she still accepted the murder of her husband and thanked a “team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time”.

Earlier on Saturday, the large, small group of ambassadors and international representatives called for “the formation of a consensual and inclusive government.”

“To this end, we strongly encourage Prime Minister designate Ariel Henry to continue the mission entrusted to him to form such a government,” the group said. Henry, who Moses appointed prime minister shortly before he was killed, is not sworn in and the country is ruled by Joseph.

The Core Group is made up of ambassadors from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the European Union and special representatives from the United Nations and the Organization of American States. .

“While Haiti faces serious dangers, the members of the group express the wish that all political, economic and civil society actors in the country fully support the authorities in their efforts to restore security throughout the country”, did he declare.

The group also called for the organization of “free, fair, transparent and credible legislative and presidential elections as soon as possible”.

Senior Opposition Senator Patrice Dumont, one of 10 lawmakers in the Senate, which normally has 30 seats, said on Thursday that a fair election could not be held for at least a year due to the influence of violent gangs and a compromised electoral council.

A Colombian police chief said on Friday that the assassination may have been ordered by a former Haitian justice ministry official, citing a preliminary investigation involving Haitian Americans and former Colombian soldiers.


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