Widow, Former PM & Former Police Boss Indicted In 2021 Assassination Of Haiti's President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A judge in Haiti responsible for investigating the [July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse] has indicted his widow, [Martine Moïse], ex-prime minister [Claude Joseph] and the former chief of Haiti’s National Police, Léon Charles, among others, according to a report obtained Monday.

The indictments are expected to [further destabilize Haiti] as it struggles with a surge in gang violence and recovers from [a spate of violent protests]demanding the resignation of current Prime Minister [Ariel Henry]

Dozens of suspects were indicted in the 122-page report issued by Walther Wesser Voltaire, [who is the fifth judge to lead the investigation] after previous ones stepped down for various reasons, including fear of being killed.

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Charles, who was police chief when Moïse was killed and now serves as Haiti’s permanent representative to the Organization of the American States, faces the most serious charges: murder; attempted murder; possession and illegal carrying of weapons; conspiracy against the internal security of the state; and criminal association.

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