Haiti’s chief prosecutor is seeking charges against Prime Minister Ariel Henry in relation to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
The prosecutor is accusing the prime minister of communicating with a key suspect in the case on the night Moise was killed.
Bed-Ford Claude, the Port-au-Prince government commissioner, the equivalent of a federal prosecutor, on Tuesday asked the judge investigating the killing to charge Henry with involvement in the case over alleged phone calls Henry made with the suspect.
Claude also requested that Henry be barred from leaving Haiti “due to the gravity of the facts exposed”.
Claude wrote in the order:
“There are enough compromising elements … to prosecute Henry and ask for his outright indictment,”
Moise was killed in an attack by gunmen on his private residence in the capital, Port-au-Prince, on July 7.