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Call for UN to probe Moise assassination

Call for UN to probe Moise assassination
Jovenel Moise (Reuters)

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PORT AU PRINCE – The government of Haiti has called on the United Nations to conduct an international investigation into last month’s assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

The request was made by way of a letter to tU.N. Secretary General Antonio sent from Haiti’s embassy in the Dominican Republic.

Specifically, Haiti called for an “international commission of inquiry” to be formed, along with a special court to prosecute the suspects.

The letter, signed by foreign minister Claude Joseph, said that Haiti considered the attack on Moise in his residence an international crime due to the alleged role of foreigners in planning, financing and carrying it out.

Haitian authorities have detained former Colombian soldiers allegedly hired by a Miami-based security firm on suspicion of carrying out the assassination of Moise.

Haiti also said the U.N. support should follow the model of its inquiry into a 2005 terrorist attack in Lebanon, which killed 22 people, including the prime minister. (BBC)