Two US citizens have been arrested as suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. The US State Department has yet to comment on this.
Security beefed up in Haiti (Haiti Presidetnt Assassination)
Two Haitian Americans have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise. One of them was a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince. A senior Haiti official gave this information. Significantly, on Wednesday, President Jovenal Mois and his wife were attacked in the capital by entering their house. The President died in this attack, while his injured wife had to be taken to America for treatment.
Haiti’s Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said Haiti-American James Solages was one of six people arrested in connection with the assassination of the president. He told that the remaining four suspects are residents of Colombia. He said the oldest suspect is 55-year-old, while 35-year-old Solesz is the youngest suspect. According to Haiti’s National Police Director Leon Charles, seven other suspected attackers were killed in an encounter with police. The police chased them and piled them up.
Solace is a certified diplomatic agent.
At the same time, Mathias Pierre did not give more information about Solesz, nor did he give information about the name of another Haiti-American citizen. The US State Department said it was aware of reports involving Haiti-American citizens. But did not confirm this and comment on it. Solace created a website in 2019 for a charity he founded to help residents in South Florida. On this, Solesz has described himself as a certified diplomatic agent.
President was assassinated by entering the house
Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said on Wednesday that President Jovenal Mois and his wife were attacked in a house in Port-au-Prince. Joseph told that this attack happened at one o’clock in the late night according to local time. The President was assassinated at his home by English and Spanish speaking foreigners, he said. The first lady was injured in the attack. The attack threatened to create instability in Haiti, which is already facing gang violence and political instability. Joseph said that now he has taken over the power of the country and urged the people to maintain peace. He also emphasized that the police and the army will protect the people.
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