Assassination of Jovenel Moïse in Haiti: the Prime Minister counterattacks in the face of suspicion

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on July 20, 2021 in Port-au-Prince (illustrative image).

AP - Joseph Odelyn

Text by: RFI Follow

1 min

Suspected of having been in contact with one of the people actively sought within the framework of the investigation into the murder of President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister Ariel Henry defends himself and denounces a " 


" motivated by " 

political interests



Read more

With our correspondent in Port-au-Prince,

Amélie Baron

In Haiti, the mystery surrounding the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on July 7 continues and it is around this attack that

divisions within the ruling party

are crystallizing today

. After simply brushing aside the accusations by qualifying them as a diversion,

Ariel Henry

finally explains the alleged telephone contacts he would have had with Joseph Félix Badio a few hours after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

At least, the Prime Minister is coming out of his silence on this subject but, in his press release, published on social networks Thursday, September 16, he explains having received many calls after this crime, especially from people who wanted to inquire about his own safety.

The Haitian president was killed in his residence by an armed commando and the sponsors of this attack are still unknown.

Ariel Henry explains not being able today to remember the content of all the conversations he had this morning of July 7 and he even specifies that he was not able to answer all the calls. 


 Serious and unfounded innuendos 


Above all, the Prime Minister says that a conversation held with a person accused of something is not enough to incriminate the other interlocutor.

Ariel Henry counter-attacks by denouncing political interests which would motivate “

 serious and unfounded innuendos 



The Prime Minister determined to make justice triumphhttps: // //

Done in Port-au-Prince, September 16, 2021

Office of the Prime Minister # Haiti #Primature pic.

- Dr Ariel Henry (@DrArielHenry) September 17, 2021

And he ends his letter by assuring that translating the authors, co-authors and sponsors of the presidential murder was his objective in memory of Jovenel Moïse and for his family and the Haitian people.


Receive all international news directly in your mailbox

I subscribe

Follow all the international news by downloading the RFI application


  • Haiti

  • Jovenel Moses