Two United States citizens have also been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mois. This was stated on Thursday by the Haitian election minister Mathias Pierre, AFP and AP reported.
A police car takes two detained men to a police station in Port-au-Prince.
Pierre told the AP that one of the detained Americans was of Haitian descent and his name was James Solages. The identity of the second detainee has not yet been released, but is believed to be of Haitian descent.
On the website of the charity that Solages founded in 2019, he describes himself as a “certified diplomatic agent”, a supporter of children and a budding politician who previously worked as a police officer at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti.
UN Special Representative for Haiti Helen La Lime said on Thursday that Haitian police detained six and killed four members of a group that attacked and shot President Mois on Wednesday. According to Lime, the police are currently to besiege the buildings in which other potential perpetrators should be located.
Mathias Pierre also confirmed the deaths of four suspects and the arrest of six others, but said two potential perpetrators are still missing.
In the capital, Port-au-Prince, an angry mob detained on Thursday and attacked two men whom people thought might have been involved in the assassination. These men were later detained by the police.
Haitian President Mois was assassinated on Wednesday night at his residence.
Interim Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph has previously said the president was killed by a “heavily armed and well-trained” commando. According to an official announcement from the government office, some members of the commando spoke English and Spanish. The president’s wife was taken to Miami, USA, with gunshot wounds.
Haiti will be discussed at an extraordinary meeting by the UN Security Council on Thursday after the assassination of Mois.
Moise (53) was an agricultural trader and entrepreneur. He officially became the 42nd President of Haiti on February 7, 2017, after winning the November 2016 election. The vote at the time was marked by low turnout. Since 2018, he has faced calls for resignation in connection with protests against high fuel prices.
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