The Haitian Prime Minister officiates at the tribute ceremony in memory of Jovenel Moïse

Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti Ariel Henry walks the red carpet before the opening ceremony of the 9th Summit of the Americas at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, June 8, 2022 (illustrative image) .

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A year ago to the day, Haiti learned with amazement that its president Jovenel Moïse had been assassinated overnight by an armed commando.

This murder has further amplified the political crisis in which the country was plunged, especially as justice struggles to establish motives and sponsors.

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With our correspondent in Port-au-Prince,

Amélie Baron

The tribute ceremony in memory of President Jovenel Moïse was brief in Port-au-Prince.

Because the Prime Minister would have had telephone exchanges with one of the main suspects a few hours after the assassination, the former First Lady Martine Moïse curtly declined the invitation. 

I renew here in front of the nation, my determination to encourage, relentlessly, the continuation of the investigation until its outcome.

Haitian justice can count on the unwavering support of the government.#Haiti pic.twitter.com/IQveHMBmBH

— Dr. Ariel Henry (@DrArielHenry) July 7, 2022

The head of government was the only one to make a speech and he assured that he wanted to obtain justice for the president.

Ariel Henry thus declared: “ 

I renew here, before the Nation, my determination to encourage relentlessly the continuation of the investigation until its outcome.

Haitian justice can count on the unwavering support of the government.

Despite its weakness, justice must continue to do its utmost to track down the culprits, bring them before their judges and impose exemplary and dissuasive sentences on them, so that our country never has to experience such a tragedy again.

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Describing this assassination as a heinous and barbaric crime, Ariel Henry took advantage of the platform of the day to once again call on the political class to dialogue, affirming that they did not need to agree on everything to work together.

To read also: 

Martine Moïse: " 

Light will be shed on the assassination of my husband

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Haiti: one year after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, update on the investigation

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