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.


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.