Haiti: Martine Moise returns after her treatment in Florida

Martine Moise - the wife of Haitis' late President Jovenel Moise, returned to the Caribbean island after her treatment in Florida. She was wounded in the attack.

Haiti: Martine Moise – the wife of Haitis’ late President Jovenel Moise, returned to the Caribbean island after her treatment in Florida. She was wounded in the attack.

The President of Haiti was killed in an assassination on 7 July 2021. Mrs Moïse was wounded in the shooting and was taken to a hospital in Miami, Florida, for treatment.

The information of her return was provided by a Haitian official who, in a tweet, asserted that “Mrs Moïse had returned to the nation to prepare for her husband’s funeral next week.”

Surrounded with security agents, she was pictured being greeted by Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph and other officials on the tarmac.

Since the attack, Mrs Moïse has made few statements, for which police have blamed a group of foreign mercenaries, most of them Colombians. She recorded an audio message from her hospital bed in which she explained the moment assassins and stated that they riddled her husband with bullets after breaking into their place in the middle of the night.

Mrs Moïse further informed that the attackers arrived so quickly that her husband could not say a single word. Earlier this week, she tweeted, “This pain would never pass.”

Mr Moïse, who was just 53, had been the president of Haiti, the most impoverished nation in the Americas, since the year of 2017. Haiti President’ tenure in his office was quite challenging as he faced accusations of corruption, which led to public protests against him earlier this year.

Acquaintances have stated that as witnesses to the attack, Ms Moïse could help investigators understand who carried out the assassination and why. Many of the details surrounding the attack remain a mystery.

Haitian police have cited that a group of mainly foreign mercenaries – 26 Colombians and 2 Haitian Americans formed the group that carried out the assassination.

So far, at least twenty individuals have been detained, while three were killed by police, and five are still on the run. In addition, a Florida-based Haitian doctor, Christian Emmanual Sannon, has also been arrested by the Haitian Police, whom they define as the key suspect in the assassination.