The Haitian prosecutor’s office has charged the country’s Prime Minister Ariel Henri in the case of the murder of President Jovenel Moise, the Associated Press reports.
“There is enough compromising data … to bring Henri to criminal responsibility and demand that he be directly charged, ” said Federal Prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude.
Claude also demanded that Henri be banned from leaving Haiti “because of the seriousness of the facts disclosed.”
Moise, who has headed the state since 2017, was fatally wounded during an attack on his residence on the night of July 7. Moise’s wife was also injured and was hospitalized in Miami. The acting Prime Minister of the country, Claude Joseph, said that the president was tortured before the murder. Moise was buried on July 24.
Earlier it was reported that those investigating the murder of the President of Haiti are threatened with reprisal.