The Office for the Protection of Haitian Citizens has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henri after summoning him for questioning in the case of the murder of President Jovenel Moise.
The Haitian prosecutor’s office called Ariel Henri to testify after the Digicel mobile operator confirmed the fact of a telephone conversation between Henri and one of the alleged assassins of the president, Felix Badoo Joseph, a few hours after the murder of Moise.
“In the name of the right to establish the truth and in order to continue the investigation into the murder of President Jovenel Moise, Ariel Henri must immediately resign and go to the disposal of justice,” the office said in a statement posted on Twitter.
The Office for the Protection of Citizens also called on the international community not to support Henri, since, as noted in the office, from this moment he becomes one of the suspects in the murder.
Haitian President Jouvenel Moise was fatally wounded in an attack on his residence on the night of July 7. His wife was also injured and was being treated at a hospital in the American city of Miami. Haitian authorities have detained more than 40 people, including 18 Colombian citizens, five U.S. citizens and four police officers, two members of the presidential security service and the alleged mastermind of the crime, a doctor and pastor Emmanuel Sanon.