Haitian government asks UN to start international investigation into President Moise’s killing

The government of Haiti is seeking the assistance of the United Nations (U.N.) and has urged the organisation to start an international investigation for the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

Haiti: The government of Haiti is seeking the assistance of the United Nations (U.N.) and has urged the organisation to start an international investigation for the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

The Foreign Minister of Haiti island – Claude Joseph, wrote a letter dated August 3, 2021, to the United Nations Secretary-General – Antonio Guterres, seeking aid.

According to the letter, the Haitian government has specifically called for an “international commission of inquiry” along with a special court to prosecute the suspects in the killing of their President Jovenel Moise on July 7, 2021.

“Haiti considered the attack on President Moise in his residence as an international crime due to the alleged role of foreigners in planning, financing & implementing it out,” the letter written by the Foreign Minister states.

The Caribbean island has also demanded U.N. support should follow the pattern of its inquiry as it did into a 2005 terrorist attack in Lebanon, which executed around 22 people, including the Prime Minister.

Haitian authorities have arrested former Colombian soldiers supposedly hired by a Miami-based security firm on suspicion of carrying out the killing of President Moise.

In addition, a few days back, the wife of the assassinated President of Haiti, Martine Moise, has indicated her probability of contesting the presidential elections.

Martine has also revealed that the people who came to their residence were looking for some particular document, which they eventually found after. She stated she didn’t know what documents they were seeking.

Telling the horrors of the night, she stated that one of those assassins even wave a flashlight into her eyes to check whether she was dead or alive and added that the killers must be caught, else they would murder every President who would come into power.

Despite this, Haiti has also commenced its first COVID-19 vaccination drive for healthcare workers and citizens above the age group of 65 years.