Jamaica arrests Colombian in Moïse murder case

Jamaica arrests Colombian in Moïse murder case

Jamaican authorities arrested a Colombian believed to be suspected of participating in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on July 7

Jamaican authorities arrested a Colombian believed to be suspected of participating in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on July 7, a Jamaican police inspector told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Authorities continued to make phone calls to various embassies and foreign ministries to confirm details, Inspector Stephanie Lindsay said.

Police will release more information soon, Lindsay added.

So far, more than 40 suspects have been arrested in connection with the assassination, including 18 former Colombian soldiers and several Haitian police officers. Colombian authorities have said that most of the soldiers were unaware of the true objective of the operation.

Haitian authorities have said that the mastermind of the murder and the person (s) who financed it remain at large. Police say they are also looking for other people accused of participating in the assassination, including a former Haitian senator and Joseph Badio, who once worked for Haiti’s Justice Ministry and the government’s anti-corruption unit until he was fired last May. amid allegations of violating ethical guidelines.

Moïse was shot dead inside his private residence in the middle of the night, in an attack in which his wife was wounded.

The investigation into the murder has faced several obstacles and led to the dismissal of the Minister of Justice and the chief prosecutor of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. The first judge assigned to lead the investigation resigned in August, citing personal reasons. He dropped the case after one of his assistants passed away under uncertain circumstances.

Court clerks assisting in the investigation have also hidden from public life after receiving death threats if they did not alter certain names and statements in their reports.

The assassination shocked a nation of more than 11 million people and has deepened the country’s political instability. A demonstration was held on Thursday to demand better living conditions and the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry due to a spike in violence.

Henry recently told the AP that he hopes to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next year.

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